|UN Launches Campaign To Ban Child Prostitution - The UN launched a major campaign for universal adoption of treaty protocols that outlaw the sale of children, child prostitution and pornography|
|South Korea Sets Responses to North Korean Provocations - South Korean officials have laid out a full and appropriate response to the North Korean sinking of a South Korean frigate that killed 46 sailors in March.|
|UN: Lack Of Funding Threatens Relief Efforts In Chad - The UN warned today that a lack of funding is threatening its emergency operations in Chad, where two million people are at risk of hunger. |
|Robert Gates Can Accept 'Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell` Amendment - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates can accept a proposed congressional amendment overturning the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military.|
|U.S., South Korea Increase Military Exercises Following Attack - The U.S. and South Korean militaries will undergo two new training exercises in light of last week`s finding that North Korea sank a South Korean navy ship.|
|Odierno Selected to Lead U.S. Joint Forces Command - Obama has nominated Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the present commander of U.S. Forces Iraq, to head U.S. Joint Forces Command, Pentagon officials announced today.
|Lynn Notes Cyber Command`s Significance - Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III called the establishment of U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Md., today a milestone. |
|UN: Gaza Still Awaiting Reconstruction - 16 months after an Israeli military offensive inflicted widespread damage in the Gaza Strip, about three quarters of the damaged buildings and infrastructure have still not been repaired.|
|Fields: Rebuilding Afghanistan Requires Wise Choices - A clear understanding of the Afghan people`s needs and are necessary for U.S. funds to be used wisely, the special U.S. inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction told Congress yesterday.
|Petraeus Lauds Saudi Fatwa Condemning Terrorism Financing - Petraeus praised Saudi Arabia`s religious leaders for taking a major step toward promoting broader counterterrorism cooperation by their recent rejection of financing terrorism as un-Islamic.
|Robert Gates Receives Lifetime Achievment Award - Robert M. Gates returned to his career roots here tonight to accept a lifetime achievement award for his four decades of public service in U.S. intelligence and national security.
|UN: Measles Making A Comeback - Measles, a highly contagious viral disease mostly affecting children, has been making a rapid come back. |
|Obama Praises West Point Graduates - Obama praised the U.S. Military Academy`s Class of 2010 at its graduation and commissioning ceremonies today for choosing to serve their country during wartime at a pivotal time in its history.
|Robert Gates Vows To Reform Defense Department - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today vowed to take the time necessary to reform the Defense Department and eliminate unnecessary overhead expenses.
|Robert Gates: South Korea Must Determine Attack Response - It is up to South Korea, not the United States, to determine how it will deal with a North Korean attack on one of its ships, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.
|UN Chief Ban Attends International Summit On Somalia - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived today in Turkey to take part in a major international conference in Istanbul on bolstering the fragile peace process in Somalia. |
|UN Chief Ban Troubled By Sinking Of South Korean Navy Ship - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced serious concern over the results of the investigation into the sinking of a navy ship off the coast of the Republic of Korea.|
|UN Chief Ban: Phone Use While Driving Kills - All drivers of United Nations vehicles are now prohibited from using their mobile telephones to send text messages while driving under a new measure unveiled today by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.|
|Tajikistan: UN Appeals For Aid For Flood Victims - The UN called on the international community to support the Tajik Government`s appeal today for $5.3 million to provide relief and recovery aid to thousands of victims of deadly floods.|
|UN: Outbreak of Diphtheria In The Capital, Port-au-Prince - United Nations agencies are helping health authorities in Haiti carry out an emergency vaccination campaign after an outbreak of diphtheria in the capital, Port-au-Prince.|