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# un - Friday 7 December, 2018

Donald Trump expected to announce former Fox News journalist as ambassador to the United Nations

Heather Nauert was a reporter for Fox News before becoming State Department spokeswoman last year.

# un - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money

Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.

# un - Monday 3 December, 2018

David Attenborough:'The collapse of our civilisation is on the horizon'

The TV presenter (92) issued an appeal to world leaders at a UN climate summit.

# un - Thursday 29 November, 2018

2018 is set to be one of the hottest years on record

The last four years are also the hottest years on record.

# un - Monday 12 November, 2018

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour

The group revoked the award in light of Suu Kyi’s “betrayal of the values she once stood for”.

# un - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Nóirín O'Sullivan has another new job - this time it's with the United Nations

She has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security at the United Nations.

# un - Thursday 25 October, 2018

UN says genocide is 'ongoing' against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar has rejected accusations that its military committed atrocities in a crackdown last year.

# un - Monday 8 October, 2018

'Unprecedented' moves needed as UN report warns of faster than expected climate change effects

In a landmark report released today, the organisation said that time is running out to avert disaster.

# un - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Simon Coveney: 'It is time to bin climate change denial'

The Tánaiste also used tonight’s speech to the the UN to state the Israel-Palestine conflict is a big foreign policy priority for the Irish government.

# un - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Trump on UN speech: 'They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me' LOL

Trump on UN speech: 'They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me'

“We had fun,” he told journalists in New York.

# un - Monday 24 September, 2018

Varadkar to address UN General Assembly as Ireland seeks security council spot

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are in New York this morning.

# un - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York

If Ireland’s bid is successful, it would be the fourth time the country has been elected to the council.

# un - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran

Washington has sought to build up international pressure on Iran after reimposing tough sanctions in August.

# un - Monday 27 August, 2018

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief following damning UN report

UN investigators lambasted the platform earlier this year, saying it had morphed into a “beast” in Myanmar.

# un - Saturday 4 August, 2018

North Korea criticises US for acting with 'alarming' impatience on denuclearisation issue

A UN report has said that North Korea has resorted to a “massive increase” of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea to evade sanctions.

# un - Friday 3 August, 2018

'Trump's comments may increase risk of violence against journalists' - UN expert

The US president has made frequent attacks on the media, and consistently accused them of being biased.

# un - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims

Some boys fail to come forward for help due to gender stereotypes, Unicef has said.

# un - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat

Leo Varadkar and Mary Robinson also made speeches calling for Ireland to win a seat on the UN Security Council.

# un - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions Defence Forces This post contains videos

Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions

Ireland holds the record for the longest unbroken peacekeeping service of any nation in the world.

# un - Monday 18 June, 2018

UN rights chief hits out at 'unconscionable' separation of families at US border

He called for Washington to immediately end the practice of “forcible separation of these children”.

# un - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'There are fights and even injuries': Indian water crisis causes daily desperation

There are tense scenes on a daily basis as temperatures soar and India experiences water shortages.

# un - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'

The military and a number of rebel groups have drafted underage soldiers for years.

US vetoes UN resolution on protecting Palestinians

At least 123 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the protests began at the end of March.

# un - Thursday 31 May, 2018

UN remains deadlocked as envoy warns that Gaza is 'on the brink of war every day'

The UN’s Middle East envoy has predicted that violence will flare up again in June.

# un - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'Stand in solidarity with us': Crowd protests in Dublin at killing of 60 Palestinians by Israeli troops

Israel has faced widespread international condemnation for the killings.

# un - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

President Michael D Higgins to address United Nations during US visit next week

Higgins will also meet members of the Irish community during his time in New York.

# un - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Putin says further Syria strikes from Western powers would spark 'chaos'

Meanwhile, a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the US, British, and French missile strikes on Syria has failed at the UN Security Council.

# un - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'Hell on Earth': More than 400 people have been killed in five-day assault on Syrian rebel-held area

fter two weeks of negotiations, Russia today told the UN Security Council that there was still no agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.

# un - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Ireland will ratify UN Convention on Disabilities at end of February

The government has submitted some reservations on people with disabilities joining the Gardaí or Defence Forces.

# un - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Why Macedonia has been embroiled in a decades-long row with Greece about its name

ICYMI: Macedonia is both the name of a Balkan country, and the name of a northern province in Greece.

# un - Friday 5 January, 2018

Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying'

At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds arrested amid anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week.

# un - Thursday 4 January, 2018

North Korea reopens hotline with South Korea in diplomatic breakthrough

South Korea has offered to hold talks with the North on 9 January.

# un - Monday 1 January, 2018

After 10 years, Ireland is to finally ratify UN Convention on rights of people with disabilities

A Dáil vote on the issue is expected in February.

# un - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Ireland is giving another €500,000 in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

The UN has described the situation in DR Congo as the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world.

Critically ill adults and children evacuated from besieged region of Syria

The government recently tightened its siege of eastern Ghouta.

# un - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea

The sanctions will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes.

# un - Friday 22 December, 2017

'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas

This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.

UN security council slaps North Korea with new sanctions following last month's missile tests

It is the third raft of sanctions imposed on North Korea this year.

# un - Friday 8 December, 2017

Fourteen UN peacekeepers killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

It is understood many of the dead are from Tanzania.

# un - Monday 20 November, 2017

UN probe video of apparent slave auction in Libya

A video showing the apparent trade surfaced last week.

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