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# un - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Hunger will rise in 23 global hotspots in next three months, warns UN
# World Food Programme
# World Food Programme

Hunger will rise in 23 global hotspots in next three months, warns UN

Sat 7:56 AM 14,507 Views 21 Comments

A catastrophic situation has been predicted in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, southern Madagascar, Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria.

# un - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Donohoe defends appointment of Zappone as UN special envoy for freedom of expression
# New Job
# New Job

Donohoe defends appointment of Zappone as UN special envoy for freedom of expression

Jul 27th 2021, 4:17 PM 39,677 Views 88 Comments

Zappone will be assisting Minister Simon Coveney with United Nations business.

# un - Monday 5 July, 2021

UN expert criticises 'purge' of dissenting opinions in Belarus
# Minsk
# Minsk

UN expert criticises 'purge' of dissenting opinions in Belarus

Jul 5th 2021, 3:21 PM 5,326 Views 7 Comments

The situation in Belarus has “deteriorated significantly” over the last year.

# un - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Ireland, US and UK request UN Security Council meeting over war-torn Tigray
# Ethiopia
# Ethiopia

Ireland, US and UK request UN Security Council meeting over war-torn Tigray

Jun 29th 2021, 6:40 AM 7,727 Views 3 Comments

Ethiopia’s federal government yesterday declared a “unilateral ceasefire” in Tigray.

# un - Friday 28 May, 2021

Independent 'fact-finding' probe launched into Belarus diverting Ryanair flight
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Independent 'fact-finding' probe launched into Belarus diverting Ryanair flight

May 28th 2021, 8:27 AM 10,990 Views 16 Comments

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan, Lithuania and Poland had called for the ICAO to investigate the incident.

# un - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

First female Defence Forces officer achieves rank of Major General
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

First female Defence Forces officer achieves rank of Major General

May 25th 2021, 8:30 PM 33,494 Views 51 Comments

Major-General Maureen O’Brien’s appointment to this rank was described as a “great source of pride for the Defence Forces” by Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney.

UN is still waiting for proof that daughter of Dubai's ruler is still alive
# United Nations
# United Nations

UN is still waiting for proof that daughter of Dubai's ruler is still alive

May 25th 2021, 2:16 PM 20,482 Views 5 Comments

The 35-year-old daughter of Dubai’s ruler has not been seen in public since a foiled attempt to escape in March 2018.

# un - Friday 16 April, 2021

UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes
# AMRI
# AMRI

UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes

Apr 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,981 Views 0 Comments

The Association of Mixed Race Irish has asked the United Nations to visit Ireland and investigate institutional racism here.

# un - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

UN asked to request that Irish govt sets up independent investigation into Mother and Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

UN asked to request that Irish govt sets up independent investigation into Mother and Baby Homes

Mar 24th 2021, 8:29 AM 10,177 Views 19 Comments

The Irish Council of Civil Liberties has written a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur.

# un - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Eighteen people dead and journalist in police custody after Myanmar protests
# Anti-Coup
# Anti-Coup

Eighteen people dead and journalist in police custody after Myanmar protests

Feb 28th 2021, 6:02 PM 7,920 Views 8 Comments

Protesters are demanding that the government of Aung San Suu Kyi be restored to power after being ousted.

# un - Monday 22 February, 2021

Eight dead as boat carrying dozens of Rohingya breaks down at sea, UN says
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Eight dead as boat carrying dozens of Rohingya breaks down at sea, UN says

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:15 PM 10,605 Views 3 Comments

The vessel is believed to have departed Bangladesh on 11 February with 90 people on board.

Malcolm X's family demand new murder investigation following allegations of FBI involvement
# Collusion
# Collusion

Malcolm X's family demand new murder investigation following allegations of FBI involvement

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:53 AM 14,537 Views 34 Comments

The iconic black activist was shot dead in New York 55 years ago yesterday.

# un - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Taoiseach says government will 'engage' with Mary Robinson over case of Dubai princess
# Princess Latifa
# Princess Latifa

Taoiseach says government will 'engage' with Mary Robinson over case of Dubai princess

Feb 20th 2021, 2:32 PM 42,141 Views 27 Comments

Mary Robinson says she was ‘horribly tricked’ by Dubai princess’ family.

# un - Friday 19 February, 2021

Dubai royal family says princess being 'cared for at home' after UN demands proof of life
# Dubai
# Dubai

Dubai royal family says princess being 'cared for at home' after UN demands proof of life

Updated Feb 19th 2021, 8:12 PM 55,855 Views 37 Comments

The princess has not been seen in public since she attempted to escape from the emirate by sea in 2018.

# un - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Myanmar's generals order access to Facebook be restricted as UN chief says coup must fail
# Military Coup
# Military Coup

Myanmar's generals order access to Facebook be restricted as UN chief says coup must fail

Feb 4th 2021, 7:47 AM 7,182 Views 8 Comments

One of the country’s main telecom providers confirmed that authorities ordered it to “temporarily block” Facebook access.

# un - Thursday 14 January, 2021

UN warns that the world is facing 'catastrophic' warming
# Global Warning
# Global Warning

UN warns that the world is facing 'catastrophic' warming

Jan 14th 2021, 9:10 PM 24,714 Views 78 Comments

The UN weather agency said the warmest three years on record were 2016, 2019 and 2020.

# un - Friday 1 January, 2021

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council

Jan 1st 2021, 8:04 AM 17,357 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach described it as an ‘enormous responsibility’.

# un - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Ireland has second-highest quality of life in the world, according to the UN
# Number 2
# Number 2

Ireland has second-highest quality of life in the world, according to the UN

Dec 17th 2020, 3:28 PM 117,564 Views 171 Comments

The ranking appears in the UN’s annual Human Development Index.

# un - Saturday 12 December, 2020

UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency
# Paris Agreement
# Paris Agreement

UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency

Dec 12th 2020, 3:21 PM 8,896 Views 34 Comments

Last year Ireland became the second country in the world to declare a climate emergency.

# un - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Coveney in Berlin tomorrow to mark handover of UN Security Council membership to Ireland
# Handover
# Handover

Coveney in Berlin tomorrow to mark handover of UN Security Council membership to Ireland

Dec 10th 2020, 9:40 PM 14,363 Views 20 Comments

Ireland will take its seat on the Council on 1 January 2021.

# un - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Irish Captain: 'Local mayors have to hold talks with a woman - that wouldn’t have happened a few years ago'
# South Lebanon
# South Lebanon

Irish Captain: 'Local mayors have to hold talks with a woman - that wouldn’t have happened a few years ago'

Nov 10th 2020, 7:30 PM 36,119 Views 4 Comments

The United Nations’ Women Peace and Security agenda is 20 years old. What has it accomplished?

# un - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns

Oct 13th 2020, 3:28 PM 6,144 Views 7 Comments

The 2020 State of Climate Services report calls on governments to put more money into early warning systems.

# un - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million - but the true figure is likely higher
# Nine Months
# Nine Months

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million - but the true figure is likely higher

Sep 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,963 Views 29 Comments

The US has so far recorded the most deaths from the virus.

# un - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly
# United Nations
# United Nations

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly

Sep 26th 2020, 10:44 AM 27,682 Views 60 Comments

This year’s General Assembly is taking place remotely.

# un - Thursday 18 June, 2020

'I am my brother's keeper': George Floyd’s brother urges UN to investigate police killings
# Philonise Floyd
# Philonise Floyd

'I am my brother's keeper': George Floyd’s brother urges UN to investigate police killings

Jun 18th 2020, 11:14 AM 10,370 Views 36 Comments

Philonise Floyd’s message by video was to the Human Rights Council.

# un - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Covid-19: UN warns fear, uncertainty and economic turmoil could have global psychological impact
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Covid-19: UN warns fear, uncertainty and economic turmoil could have global psychological impact

May 14th 2020, 7:36 AM 10,606 Views 21 Comments

The UN brief highlighted the mental strains on people fearing that they or loved ones will be infected or die.

# un - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Covid-19: WHO says eight top contender vaccines are racing to be completed
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

Covid-19: WHO says eight top contender vaccines are racing to be completed

May 12th 2020, 7:09 AM 33,694 Views 51 Comments

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus did not identify the top candidates.

# un - Friday 1 May, 2020

UN Secretary General: Coronavirus spread because countries failed to work together
# Teamwork
# Teamwork

UN Secretary General: Coronavirus spread because countries failed to work together

May 1st 2020, 8:41 AM 27,122 Views 56 Comments

António Guterres was critical of the lack of leadership in response to Covid-19.

# un - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Ireland gives €10 million to UN fund to help vulnerable countries tackle Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ireland gives €10 million to UN fund to help vulnerable countries tackle Covid-19

Apr 1st 2020, 11:02 PM 39,737 Views 97 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that “helping them is not only the right thing… it is also the sensible thing for Ireland to do.”

# un - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York

Mar 11th 2020, 9:30 AM 31,682 Views 28 Comments

The government is hoping to secure a two-year rotating term on the UN Security Council in 2021.

# un - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report
# Warning
# Warning

Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report

Feb 19th 2020, 8:20 AM 13,889 Views 62 Comments

The UN called on countries to take immediate action to safeguard childrens’ futures.

# un - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Department twice failed to act on UN letter asking how former naval vessel ended up being used in Libyan Civil War
# LE Aisling
# LE Aisling

Department twice failed to act on UN letter asking how former naval vessel ended up being used in Libyan Civil War

Feb 15th 2020, 7:30 AM 38,258 Views 58 Comments

The LÉ Aisling was sold by the Department of Defence in 2017 for €110,000 to a Dutch company.

# un - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short
# Cop25
# Cop25

Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short

Dec 15th 2019, 1:49 PM 10,386 Views 36 Comments

Greater ambition for how far countries were willing to go to combat the climate crisis failed to materialise at COP25.

# un - Saturday 9 November, 2019

'Two terms of Donald Trump will not be twice the damage': Samantha Power on her career - and life after Obama
# Samantha Power
# Samantha Power

'Two terms of Donald Trump will not be twice the damage': Samantha Power on her career - and life after Obama

Nov 9th 2019, 9:00 AM 34,558 Views 26 Comments

Irish-American Samantha Power, who served as a UN ambassador, has had a long and storied career.

# un - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement

Nov 5th 2019, 6:58 AM 8,249 Views 38 Comments

The agreement set goals of preventing another 0.5C to 1C of warming from current levels.

# un - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'

Sep 26th 2019, 6:38 AM 6,337 Views 44 Comments

Higgins was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this evening.

# un - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough

Sep 24th 2019, 5:38 PM 7,441 Views 20 Comments

Trump was speaking at the UN General Assembly this afternoon.

# un - Monday 23 September, 2019

'How dare you?': Greta Thunberg slams world leaders at UN climate summit
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'How dare you?': Greta Thunberg slams world leaders at UN climate summit

Sep 23rd 2019, 7:06 PM 49,135 Views 218 Comments

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump made a brief unscheduled appearance today at the summit.

Trump attacks Biden and dismisses impeachment threat during surprise appearance at UN
# Foreign Powers
# Foreign Powers

Trump attacks Biden and dismisses impeachment threat during surprise appearance at UN

Sep 23rd 2019, 5:57 PM 22,505 Views 43 Comments

Asked if he was taking the threat from some Democrats seriously, Trump answered: “Not at all seriously.”

# un - Friday 26 July, 2019

Global 'collective shrug' criticised as violence spike in Syria sees death toll soar
# United Nations
# United Nations

Global 'collective shrug' criticised as violence spike in Syria sees death toll soar

Jul 26th 2019, 10:21 PM 12,803 Views 23 Comments

Aid groups have described the spike in violence in Syria’s eight-year civil war as a “nightmare”.

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