|UN Marks 'World Day Against Death Penalty' - The continuing application of the death penalty is a cruel practice that undermines human dignity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.|
|UN: We Must Win Fight Against Ebola - Declaring that the world has never seen anything like current Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa, senior United Nations officials today warned that the virus is far ahead of the global response.|
|UN Urges End to Violence Against Women - The UN paid tribute to the one billion adolescent girls living around the world as many of them continue to face daily challenges to their development due to the enduring scourge of gender discrimination and violence.|
|UN Celebrates Awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Children`s Rights Activists - The United Nations lauded today`s awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to two human rights activists.|
|Special Marine Task Force Deploying to Liberia - A special Marine expeditionary unit based in Spain is deploying to Liberia, joining hundreds of other U.S. troops in support of efforts to contain the spread of Ebola.|
|UN Tackles Ebola in West Africa - The UN is launching a programme that will assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, whose food supply and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect the Ebola epidemic is having on rural economies.|
|UN: Ukraine Conflict Continues to Take Heavy Toll on Civilians - While the fragile month-long ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is a welcome step towards ending the conflict, armed groups continue to terrorize the population in areas under their control.|
|UN: Iraq Faces 'Crisis of Spirit' - The deteriorating humanitarian situation in Iraq is more than a crisis of food and shelter, it is a crisis of spirit that requires urgent action from the international community.|
|Airstrikes Only Part of the Strategy Against ISIL - Airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists will not be enough to end the siege of the embattled Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.|
|Chuck Hagel to Attend Ministers` Conference on South America Trip - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will attend the 11th Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas during a six-day, three-country trip to Latin America that begins tomorrow.|
|UN Concerned Over Safety of Civilians as ISIL Intensifies Offensive in Kobane - Ban Ki-moon voiced his concern for the safety of civilians caught up in the ongoing offensive ISIS on Kobane.|
|UN: World Must Stop Ocean Acidification - The global economy could be losing as much as $1 trillion annually by the end of the century if countries do not take urgent steps to stop ocean acidification.|
|DLA Assists Ebola Relief Efforts in West Africa - Several Defense Logistics Agency distribution sites have been supporting the movement of critical supplies to the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility as part of the Dod mission to support the U.S. government`s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.|
|Obama: Move Heaven and Earth to Help Disabled Veterans - ith the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, the nation commemorates for the first time the two battles disabled veterans have fought -- the battle over there and the battle at home -- the battle to recover, President Barack Obama said today during the dedication ceremony.|
|UN Warns: Funding to fight Ebola Lagging - Funding for the international response is lagging, with only 26 per cent of the $988 million needed having been received thus far.|
|UN Marks 'World Teachers' Day' - Investing in teachers is urgently needed to provide the best possible opportunities for millions of children, youth and adults worldwide.|
|Ban Welcomes Political Dialogue between Seoul, Pyongyang - Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the high-level political dialogue that took place between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
|Airstrikes Causing ISIL to Change Tactics - Operations against the so-called Islamic State continue apace with 334 airstrikes against the terror group, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters at the Pentagon today.
|U.S., Allied Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria and Iraq - U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria yesterday and today using a mix of fighter, attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct four airstrikes.
|UN Honors Gandhi's Legacy - In these dramatic and perilous times, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson urged the international community to reaffirm the power and potential of bringing about change through peaceful means, following in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi.|