The United Nations (UN) is an international organisation that aims to increase political and economic cooperation among its member countries.
Cambodia’s prime minister urged military-ruled Myanmar to reconsider the death sentences against four political opponents, suggesting that executing them will draw strong international condemnation and complicate efforts to restore peace to the strife-torn nation.
Shireen Abu Akleh, who has died aged 51, was a trailblazing Al Jazeera reporter and one of the first female Arab war correspondents, who became a household name across the Middle East as “the voice of Palestine”.
The global trauma of World War I sowed the seeds for the League of Nations. It was the first worldwide intergovernmental organisation whose principal mission was to maintain world peace, and it was founded on January 10, 1920, at the Paris Peace Conference. However, the deluded hope that ‘the war to end all wars’ had put such horrors behind us was vaporised by World War II.
The world’s oceans grew to their warmest and most acidic levels on record last year, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said yesterday as United Nations officials warned that war in Ukraine threatened global climate commitments.
“A dismal litany of human failures,” was the crushing indictment of UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres to the dismal global response to climate change. He was reacting to more bleak findings from the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) State of the Global Climate 2021 report.
The recent request by Joe Biden to the US Congress, asking for $33bn to support Ukraine against Russia, makes it blatantly obvious that talking would be cheaper than warring. And it’s also less hurtful to the most vulnerable members on each side of the conflict – whether they be Ukrainian or Russian .
People of all political persuasions must put their differences aside and unite to end the censorship prevalent in society. It seems you can’t say diddly-squat without being banned, censored, deplatformed or cancelled. Avoiding all of that, you can still be accused of misinformation, false news or any of the other rubbish.
Army veteran Michael Tighe, who has died at the age of 83 , was one of the last of the Irish soldiers involved in the September 1961 Siege at Jadotville in the Congo, which was the subject of a widely praised Netflix film in 2016 starring Jamie Dornan as company commander, the late Pat Quinlan.
How many more Mariupols before we decide saving lives is more important than saving energy supplies? How many more Buchas before our reliance on creature comforts begins to matter less than the Ukrainian people’s right to peace?
This week’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a litany of broken climate promises. Together with the IPCC’s previous two reports on physical science and adaptation in the past year, it reveals the yawning gap between climate pledges and reality.
A grieving citizen wrote to Micheál Martin about the distress of finding out how a champagne party had taken place at the Department of Foreign Affairs six weeks after their mother had died without them by her side.
Russia is waging a “war against liberty, equality and fraternity”, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky told the French parliament on Wednesday. This is a “battle between democracy and autocracy”, US president Joe Biden has said. “Ireland’s humanitarian response will not be found wanting,” Taoiseach Micheál Martin declared. Meanwhile, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was necessary to stop “genocide” and “denazify” Ukraine, Vladimir Putin said.
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