Welcome to the website of the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the
United Nations. We hope you will find it useful and
informative regarding Ireland and its work at the United Nations.
For more than half a century since we joined the Organisation on 14
December 1955, a strong and active commitment to the UN has been a
cornerstone of Ireland’s foreign policy in promoting peace and
security, disarmament, development, humanitarian action and human
rights. If you have any comments or require further information on
Ireland and the United Nations, please do not hesitate to contact
the Permanent Mission. You will also find easy links here to a
number of closely related websites.
Day greetings from the President Michael D. Higgins
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins with United Nations
Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on World Press Freedom Day, United
Nations, New York, 3 May, 2012.
Mr. Eamon Gilmore T.D., Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE,
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland with
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, New York, 9 February
Pictured l-r at the High Level discussion on Women and
Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region:
Special representative of the Secretary General for Sexual Violence
in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura; Ireland's Minister of State for
Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D.; Special Envoy of the
Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region, Mary Robinson;
Ugandan lawyer and women's civil society leader, Lina Zedriga;
Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations Anne
Ambassador Anderson and staff of the Permanent Mission of Ireland
to the United Nations following Ireland's successful election to
the Human Rights Council 2013.