Antonio Guterres

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Children from Northlen Primary school in Durban, South Africa,  colour in posters to commemorate the life of  Nelson Mandela on Wednesday – the centenary of his birth. Photograph: Rahesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images

South Africans have joined former US president Barack Obama in marking the centenary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth with acts of char(...)

Relatives of a Palestinian, who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border, react at a hospital in Gaza on Monday. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Israel’s use of live fire against Palestinians in Gaza is causing an unprecedented crisis in the blockaded and besieged coastal strip, according to th(...)

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to the UN General Assembly before a vote in New York. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians. It has also asked UN chie(...)

Delegates pose for the group shot at the Women Political Leaders conference in the Seimas, Vilnius. Photograph: Elaine Edwards/The Irish Times

The key to future prosperity is attracting girls and women into careers in the digital area and also into science, technology, engineering and maths, (...)

 Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN said: ‘No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.’ Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has praised Israel for showing “restraint” in its response to protests in Gaza, as she addressed the U(...)

A Palestinian woman holding her national flag looks at clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City. Photograph: Getty Images

International condemnation of Israel’s killing of 59 Palestinian protesters in Gaza escalated as thousands rallied in the coastal enclave on Tuesday t(...)

It is most unfortunate that on climate change – arguably the single biggest catalyst that brought about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – Ireland is far from being a global leader. Photograph: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

When the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change were adopted within a few months of each other in 2015, the(...)

Michael Brown: ‘You never switch off in this job but I love it’

The “Big Fella” peeps over Mick Browne’s shoulder – he has his back. Standing tall, the statuette of Michael Collins rests on a table behind the desk (...)

A Syrian soldier films the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center which was targeted in air strikes. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad told a group of Russian politicians on Sunday that Western missile strikes on his country were an act of aggression, (...)

Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya speaks after Members of the United Nations Security Council voted against a Russian resolution condemning “aggression” against Syria by the US and its allies during an emergency meeting on Syria at the UN headquarters in New York, US. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

A Russian bid for the United Nations Security Council to condemn US, British and French air strikes on Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack (...)

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