Wed, 22 Apr, 2020
The minister for defence and his officials are being asked why they did not check — while visiting the UN General Assembly last week — that the exit paperwork for 130 Irish troops currently stranded in the Middle East was properly completed.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2019
Arab foreign ministers have demanded that the United States rescind Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling it a "grave" development that puts Washington on the same side as "occupation" and the violation of international law.
Sun, 10 Dec, 2017
Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled plans to attend the UN General Assembly, a government spokesman said as the country draws international criticism over violence against ethnic Rohingya Muslims.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
Teenagers at a North Cork school brought children from Angola, Portugal, Spain, Germany and Austria to Cork City Hall to join pupils from 22 Irish second- level schools as part of the country’s largest model United Nations conference.
Thu, 26 Jan, 2017
Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, a catastrophic incident that killed hundreds and still affects the lives of thousands of people in northern Ukraine, as well as neighbouring Belarus and Russia.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
Six French jet fighters targeted and destroyed an Islamic State (IS) training camp in eastern Syria, president Francois Hollande said yesterday, making good on a promise to go after the group he said is planning attacks against several countries, including France.
Mon, 28 Sep, 2015
Tackling the twin challenges of sustainable development and climate change is vital for the UN but its founding principle was peace, the edifice upon which it was built, and it must now step up to the plate and find a way to end the slaughter in Syria, writes
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
Western nations and Russia are duelling over whether the UN Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war a genocide in a resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of Europe’s worst mass killing since the Second World War.
Thu, 02 Jul, 2015
The head of a UN Commission of Inquiry said more efforts were needed, including the use of balloons and computer hacking, to tell the North Korean people about its damning report on human rights conditions in their country run by Kim Jong-Un.
Thu, 19 Feb, 2015