# un - Today’s News
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# un - Thursday 31 July, 2014
The school was shelled yesterday, with 16 people who had been sheltering there killed.
# un - Wednesday 30 July, 2014
Today is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
# un - Tuesday 29 July, 2014
The UN human rights committee said Ireland should identify, prosecute and punish those responsible for the procedures without patient consent.
Enshrined into law and sanctioned in social service provision is this attitude: women in Ireland are vessels to be filled and emptied at men’s discretion.
# un - Sunday 27 July, 2014
The UN Human Rights Committee has been strongly critical of Ireland’s position regarding blasphemy and religious freedom.
# un - Friday 25 July, 2014
The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.
Israel claims that the strike which killed 15 people may have come from Hamas.
# un - Thursday 24 July, 2014
UN chief Ban Ki-Moon called for the killing to stop now.
The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill comes in for particular criticism from the UN Human Rights Committee.
Airports in Israel have reopened today.
# un - Wednesday 23 July, 2014
Meanwhile, UN rights commissioner condemns military action by Israeli and Hamas forces.
# un - Wednesday 16 July, 2014
Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.
Mahmoud Bazzi had claimed he had carried out the killing in revenge for his brother.
# un - Monday 14 July, 2014
She previously held the role of Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa.
While progress has been made in some areas, long-standing human rights issues persist in Ireland including gender-based violence and a systemic delay in processing asylum applications.
# un - Thursday 10 July, 2014
The Commission of Investigation into the State’s network of mother-and-baby homes is expected to be set up before the Oireachtas summer recess.
Both State media and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the attack.
# un - Wednesday 9 July, 2014
If the aid effort does not increase in South Sudan – 50,000 children could die from malnutrition.
# un - Monday 7 July, 2014
A concerted push for global development, the Millennium Development Goals, will wrap up next year. The UN is meeting today to discuss what comes next – inequality and climate change must be on the agenda this time.
# un - Wednesday 2 July, 2014
Overfishing, pollution and global warming have all contributed to killing off the coral reefs.
# un - Tuesday 1 July, 2014
The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.
# un - Sunday 29 June, 2014
Supplies such as blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans and shelter supplies are being sent to those most in need.
# un - Friday 27 June, 2014
Many of the refugees are expected to come from war-torn Syria.
# un - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
Saudi Arabia interrupted the speaker on three occasions.
# un - Saturday 21 June, 2014
In his monthly report to the UN Security Council, Ban Ki-moon said that nearly half of the country is in need of immediate help.
# un - Thursday 19 June, 2014
The UN has warned that a “business as usual approach is not an option”.
# un - Monday 16 June, 2014
And we have to address them all before a United Nations committee next month.
# un - Friday 13 June, 2014
The airlift is being sent from Ghana and is in addition to more than €3 million in funding Ireland has given this year to UN agencies and NGOs for CAR.
# un - Wednesday 4 June, 2014
A rally to support the workers will take place outside Leinster House this afternoon.
# un - Wednesday 28 May, 2014
It’s important to understand the experience of the people affected by our six-year recession and impacted by harsh austerity measures.
# un - Monday 26 May, 2014
The United Nations is worried about refugees from Syria and Iraq.
# un - Saturday 24 May, 2014
A second ceasefire in the country has collapsed and both rebels and government forces are blocking the paths of UN peacekeepers.
# un - Thursday 22 May, 2014
The Security Council wants to bring the crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes.
The resolution will seek to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.
# un - Tuesday 13 May, 2014
Unsurprisingly, campaigners are worried that robots that can kill people might be a bad idea.
# un - Friday 2 May, 2014
Villagers were at Friday prayers in two mosques when they were swamped by a tide of debris
# un - Wednesday 23 April, 2014
The heads of four UN agencies are calling for an end to fighting in Syria.
# un - Monday 21 April, 2014
More than 200 civilians were killed and 400 wounded in a recent attack.
# un - Friday 18 April, 2014
48 bodies were recovered from inside the base, which is sheltering thousands of displaced civilians. The bodies of ten attackers were found outside.
# un - Tuesday 15 April, 2014
A UN war crimes tribunal says that Ratko Mladic “has a case to answer”.