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#UN

# un - Saturday 2 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘No chance’ of more survivors beneath rubble Nepal

‘No chance’ of more survivors beneath rubble

The Department of Foreign Affairs here has confirmed all 170 Irish in affected regions have been accounted for.

# un - Friday 24 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: ‘The equivalent of three jumbo jets were lost in the Mediterranean’ Smugglers

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

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

# un - Thursday 19 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Having more stuff doesn’t make you happier – so what does? Opinion

Having more stuff doesn’t make you happier – so what does?

We are increasingly recognising that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and well-being, not the size of our wallets.

# un - Monday 9 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘I was told my daughter was incompatible with life … she’s now 8′ Abortion

‘I was told my daughter was incompatible with life … she’s now 8′

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

# un - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie You should only be listening to one hour of (quiet) music a day Turn It Down

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.

# un - Monday 9 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie David Beckham has a new job… The Kids Are Alright

David Beckham has a new job…

Fair play, in fairness.

# un - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish peacekeeping troops ‘safe and accounted for’ after death of Spanish soldier Lebanon

Irish peacekeeping troops ‘safe and accounted for’ after death of Spanish soldier

The Spanish soldier was killed when the Israeli military shelled border areas in southern Lebanon.

# un - Friday 23 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Emma Watson: ‘The world is held back because women aren’t equal’ Heforshe

Emma Watson: ‘The world is held back because women aren’t equal’

The actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador gave another powerful speech at the World Economic Forum this morning.

# un - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian resolution on Israel withdrawal rejected by UN Security Council Peace Deal

Palestinian resolution on Israel withdrawal rejected by UN Security Council

France and Luxembourg supported the Palestinians.

# un - Saturday 27 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “I would have preferred not to have seen Mr Browne at all” Interview

“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.

# un - Friday 12 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture

“It is now time to take action.”

# un - Sunday 7 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN Rubber Bandits

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.

# un - Saturday 22 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie There’s an outbreak of the bubonic plague in Madagascar Death

There’s an outbreak of the bubonic plague in Madagascar

The outbreak has killed 40 people.

# un - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby Pregnancy

Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby

A UN report shows thirty countries with a lower maternal mortality rate.

# un - Sunday 16 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Almost 24,000 people have died on our roads since records began World Day Of Remembrance

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.

# un - Thursday 6 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I was just 27 and I was butchered’: Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words UNCAT

‘I was just 27 and I was butchered’: Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words

The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.

# un - Friday 31 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola United Nations

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.

# un - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli Golan Heights

Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli

The troops are part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

# un - Friday 17 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie $100,000 … That’s all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund New Appeal

$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.

# un - Saturday 11 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Is water a human right? Water Water Everywhere

Is water a human right?

Here’s what the UN says.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever’ EBOLA

‘Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever’

The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.

# un - Friday 3 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie NBC confirms one of its cameramen has caught Ebola Liberia

NBC confirms one of its cameramen has caught Ebola

The 33-year-old American is to be flown back to the US for treatment.

# un - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ United Nations

Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.

# un - Friday 26 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts Peacekeepers

Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts

A new training programme has been announced by Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# un - Thursday 25 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A world without hunger is everyone’s business – let’s put things right Chronic Hunger

Opinion: A world without hunger is everyone’s business – let’s put things right

The picture is clear: without adequate food and proper nutrition, a child will not live, learn and grow up to lead a healthy and productive life.

# un - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie When Ireland can’t help, here’s where children can turn to United Nations

When Ireland can’t help, here’s where children can turn to

Charlie Flanagan has signed an important protocol to a UN convention to strengthen children’s rights.

# un - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions Syria

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

From TheJournal.ie ‘The clock ticks’: Kenny calls for urgent climate change action No Time To Lose

‘The clock ticks’: Kenny calls for urgent climate change action

The Taoiseach was speaking at the UN summit on climate change in New York.

From TheJournal.ie As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights Tensions Rising

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

From TheJournal.ie New York police arrest protesting polar bear* ahead of UN climate talks That's Cold Guys
From The Daily Edge Trolls threaten to leak Emma Watson’s nude photos after feminism speech Hacked

Trolls threaten to leak Emma Watson’s nude photos after feminism speech

Users of the website 4chan claim they will leak the photos in retaliation to Watson’s speech in the UN over the weekend.

# un - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Emma Watson gave a powerful speech about men and feminism, and you need to see it Men And Women

Emma Watson gave a powerful speech about men and feminism, and you need to see it

Wondering why feminism is an issue for men too? Here’s the answer.

# un - Thursday 18 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Deadly Ebola outbreak now a “threat to world peace” UN Security Council

Deadly Ebola outbreak now a “threat to world peace”

That’s according to the UN Security Council, which met today.

# un - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Government to sign UN protocol that gives Irish children more rights Complaints

Government to sign UN protocol that gives Irish children more rights

The move was welcomed by the Children’s Rights Alliance.

# un - Monday 15 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State JOining Forces

Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State

Representatives of 20 nations will take part.

# un - Friday 5 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Three-quarters of suicides take place in low-income regions Prevention

Three-quarters of suicides take place in low-income regions

Three-quarters of all suicides take place in lower-income regions, according to a new WHO report.

# un - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN’s terror list Golan Heights

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN’s terror list

The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.

# un - Monday 1 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights Peacekeeping

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights

Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping

# un - Saturday 30 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights UNDOF

Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights

The clash took place at 6am, but morale is still said to be high among the troops.

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