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#United Nations

# united-nations - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

The UN has been told to end the War on Drugs

Delegates from the European Union, Switzerland, Brazil, Costa Rica, Uruguay among others called for abolishing capital punishment for drug criminals.

# united-nations - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years

The former Bosnian Serb leader was sentenced to four decades in jail over the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.

# united-nations - Friday 11 March, 2016

South Sudan fighters allowed to rape women in lieu of wages

The UN report also found that civilians suspected of supporting the opposition, including children, had being burnt alive and hanged from trees.

# united-nations - Friday 15 January, 2016

Ireland continues to fail girls and young women – and the world is watching

The UN asked the Irish government about the situation of girls who are victims of rape and incest, and was patently told that there is no provision for these girls unless they are suicidal.

# united-nations - Monday 28 December, 2015

Rare evacuations in Syria as latest blasts kill dozens

At least 32 people died in bomb attacks in Homs.

# united-nations - Thursday 17 December, 2015

UN slammed for 'gross failure' to act on sex abuse allegations against troops

It was alleged that French troops had forced children to perform sexual acts in exchange for food.

# united-nations - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'

A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.

# united-nations - Monday 16 November, 2015

North Korea could be getting an unexpected visitor

Ban Ki-moon will reportedly meet with Kim Jong-un later this week.

# united-nations - Saturday 3 October, 2015

WATCH: 45 seconds of awkward silence at the United Nations

Benjamin Netanyahu knows how to get noticed at the UN.

# united-nations - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg and Bono want to bring the internet to refugee camps

“A ‘like’ or a post won’t stop a tank or a bullet, but when people are connected, we have the chance to build a common global community.”

# united-nations - Monday 13 July, 2015

Ireland's embassy in Paris is worth a LOT of money

The location isn’t too shabby at all.

# united-nations - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The Troika's negotiations with Greece shows why Ireland must do the right thing

Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.

South Sudan army raped then burned girls alive

A UN agency said warring forces have carried out horrific crimes against children including tying them together before slitting their throats.

# united-nations - Saturday 27 June, 2015

'There is truly no reason to die from cholera but 9,000 people have since 2010'

And there’s been a 190% increase in the disease in Haiti this year.

# united-nations - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

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'I have a newfound respect for the United Nations after Baa-Baas training'

Shane Jennings has been named as captain of the Baa-Baas team to face Joe Schmidt’s Ireland.

# united-nations - Monday 11 May, 2015

The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record

The United States is up for its four-year review.

# united-nations - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Irish priest says man executed in Indonesia 'had no idea he was on death row'

“When we said your death sentence will be implemented, he said, ‘What death sentence? I will not be sentenced to death.’”

# united-nations - Friday 24 April, 2015

Taoiseach: 'The equivalent of three jumbo jets were lost in the Mediterranean'

Once it has been approved by the UN security council, however.

# united-nations - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Bullet-ridden bodies of kidnapped aid workers found in Afghanistan

The Taliban had demanded the release of some of their colleagues in government custody.

# united-nations - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Will you be switching out the lights for Earth Hour? Light Out This post contains a poll

Will you be switching out the lights for Earth Hour?

If you want to participate, you have to go dark from 8.30pm this evening.

# united-nations - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Passenger flight makes emergency landing after 'engine shuts down'

It reportedly had 78 passengers on board.

# united-nations - Sunday 22 March, 2015

American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches

The advance of rebel forces has continued.

# united-nations - Thursday 12 March, 2015

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you get going.

# united-nations - Monday 9 March, 2015

We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM

It comes after the United Nations declared the country’s policies inhumane.

'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'

Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.

# united-nations - Thursday 5 March, 2015

PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast Donetsk This post contains images

PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast

At least 17 have been killed with 16 more missing.

# united-nations - Saturday 28 February, 2015

You should only be listening to one hour of (quiet) music a day

More than one BILLION people are at risk of damaging their hearing because their music is too loud and they listen to it for too long.

# united-nations - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them

There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.

# united-nations - Saturday 27 December, 2014

"I would have preferred not to have seen Mr Browne at all"

Vincent Browne wanted to interview the Irish Ambassador in 1984 – who wasn’t happy about it.

# united-nations - Friday 26 December, 2014

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas

There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.

# united-nations - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Here's what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN

On a related note, the median duration of sex is 7.3 minutes. So now you know.

# united-nations - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme could drag on for another year

Tomorrow is the deadline to reach agreement.

# united-nations - Saturday 22 November, 2014

How should Ireland decide whether to send troops abroad?

Questions have been raised over the triple-lock system in the Dáil recently.

# united-nations - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity

The United Nations has condemned the country’s human rights records.

# united-nations - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Almost 24,000 people have died on our roads since records began

There are a number of events happening throughout the country today to remember the victims of road traffic accidents.

# united-nations - Friday 31 October, 2014

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola

To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.

# united-nations - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

# united-nations - Friday 17 October, 2014

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.

$100,000 ... That's all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund

The cash, which came from Colombia, is a tiny fraction of the $1 billion that the UN has estimated it needs to fight the epidemic.

# united-nations - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Shelling of UN school in Gaza 'must be investigated'

Ban Ki-Moon called the attack “absolutely unacceptable”.