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# 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border Spectrum Of Violence

Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border

The situation at the border is far too volatile for the UN mission’s remit – it seems the only reason to keep it there is for political posturing.

# un - Friday 29 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish peacekeepers safe but “on high alert” after Golan Heights kidnappings Syria

Irish peacekeepers safe but “on high alert” after Golan Heights kidnappings

Irish personnel secured a route and provided security as UNDOF troops withdrew from a position today.

From TheJournal.ie Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff UNDOF

Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff

Syrian rebels captured 43 Fijian soldiers yesterday.

# un - Thursday 28 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie No Irish troops among dozens of peacekeepers captured in the Golan Heights Golan Heights

No Irish troops among dozens of peacekeepers captured in the Golan Heights

The UN has confirmed that 43 peacekeepers were detained in the area by an armed group.

# un - Saturday 23 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Urgent action needed to avoid “massacre” in Iraq Islamic State

Urgent action needed to avoid “massacre” in Iraq

The UN says that the town of Amerli is seriously at risk.

From TheJournal.ie Five Palestinians from the same family killed by Israeli warplane attacks Levelled

Five Palestinians from the same family killed by Israeli warplane attacks

Israel has vowed no let-up until it can guarantee the safety of its civilians.

From TheJournal.ie Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a ‘direct invasion’ Ukraine

Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a ‘direct invasion’

Angela Merkel and Barack Obama warned that Moscow’s military presence and shelling were triggering a “dangerous escalation” of the conflict.

# un - Friday 22 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts? United Nations

Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?

The body has faced criticism from the outgoing head of the UN’s human rights wing over its inability to stop conflict and save lives.

# un - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence Ukraine

Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence

Meanwhile, a Russian aid convoy is still waiting near Ukrainian border to be checked for delivery.

# un - Monday 18 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants in Iraq Islamic State

Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants in Iraq

The Pope has said that minorities need to be protected but wants the UN to be involved.

# un - Friday 15 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think Underestimated

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.

# un - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 20,000 Iraqis face ‘mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours’ Time To Get Out

20,000 Iraqis face ‘mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours’

The US is assessing how to evacuate up to 30,000 civilians off a mountain that is besieged by extremists.

# un - Monday 11 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon to be deported from US Peacekeeping

Man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon to be deported from US

Mahmoud Bazzi entered the US illegally but is not charged with the deaths.

# un - Friday 8 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie In pics: Talks in tatters as Gaza rocket fire and air strikes resume Conflict

In pics: Talks in tatters as Gaza rocket fire and air strikes resume

Hamas rejected a proposed extension to the 72-hour ceasefire and a 12-year-old boy has already been killed since the fighting resumed.

Argentina wants to sue the US for forcing them into a default

Argentine officials argue the US court decisions violated its sovereignty.

# un - Monday 4 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gaza waits as another ceasefire is declared Cessation

Gaza waits as another ceasefire is declared

Israel announced the seven-hour ceasefire in all areas except Rafah.

# un - Saturday 2 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Israel has lost more soldiers during this Palestinian conflict than in the last ten years Gaza

Israel has lost more soldiers during this Palestinian conflict than in the last ten years

For the first time in years, the deaths of Israeli soldiers outweighs the death of civilians.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Not sitting on the fence’: How the government wants backbenchers to explain Ireland’s UN abstention Gaza

‘Not sitting on the fence’: How the government wants backbenchers to explain Ireland’s UN abstention

Charlie Flanagan issued advice to government TDs and Senators to deal with queries over Ireland’s controversial decision to abstain from a UN vote on Gaza.

# un - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Israel to investigate shelling of UN school Jabaliya Refugee Camp

Israel to investigate shelling of UN school

The school was shelled yesterday, with 16 people who had been sheltering there killed.

# un - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Trafficked Asian nationals forced into drug trade are getting tougher sentences than Irish – MRCI Slavery

Trafficked Asian nationals forced into drug trade are getting tougher sentences than Irish – MRCI

Today is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

# un - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report

The UN human rights committee said Ireland should identify, prosecute and punish those responsible for the procedures without patient consent.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: ‘At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact… we are second class citizens’ Human Rights

Opinion: ‘At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact… we are second class citizens’

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

From TheJournal.ie Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure Human Rights

Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure

The UN Human Rights Committee has been strongly critical of Ireland’s position regarding blasphemy and religious freedom.

# un - Friday 25 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to ‘slop out’ Human Rights

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to ‘slop out’

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

From TheJournal.ie UN agency claims it asked Israel for time to evacuate bombed school Beit Hanoun

UN agency claims it asked Israel for time to evacuate bombed school

Israel claims that the strike which killed 15 people may have come from Hamas.

# un - Thursday 24 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza killing 15 people, including UN staff Conflict

Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza killing 15 people, including UN staff

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon called for the killing to stop now.

From TheJournal.ie UN: Ireland must take action to decriminalise abortion Human Rights

UN: Ireland must take action to decriminalise abortion

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill comes in for particular criticism from the UN Human Rights Committee.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors condemn Gaza violence as death toll rises Gaza

Doctors condemn Gaza violence as death toll rises

Airports in Israel have reopened today.

# un - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Escalating crisis in Gaza poses “serious threat” to children, says UNICEF Gaza

Escalating crisis in Gaza poses “serious threat” to children, says UNICEF

Meanwhile, UN rights commissioner condemns military action by Israeli and Hamas forces.

# un - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Once again, we’ve heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights Not Good Enough

Opinion: Once again, we’ve heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights

Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers arrested in America Barrett And Smallhorne

Man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers arrested in America

Mahmoud Bazzi had claimed he had carried out the killing in revenge for his brother.

# un - Monday 14 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson appointed UN climate change envoy New Job

Mary Robinson appointed UN climate change envoy

She previously held the role of Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ireland’s record on civil and political rights comes under the UN spotlight Your Rights

Opinion: Ireland’s record on civil and political rights comes under the UN spotlight

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.

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