|Robert Gates to Reinforce U.S. Relations With Australia, Malaysia - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will leave tomorrow night for a whirlwind trip to Australia and Malaysia, where he will reinforce the U.S. commitment to the region with a longstanding U.S. ally and an increasingly close partner.|
|UN Helping Congo Tackle Polio Outbreak - The United Nations health agency is helping the government of the Republic of Congo tackle an acute outbreak of poliomyelitis.|
|Demi Moore And Kutcher Join UN In Launching Trust Fund For Victims Of Trafficking - The plight of human trafficking victims received a major boost today with the launch of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons.|
|UN Calls For More Emergency Supplies As Tropical Storm Approaches Haiti - Emergency supplies and equipment are still needed to prepare for the fast-approaching tropical storm Tomas, which could affect up to half a million people in Haiti.|
|UN Launches $47 Million Appeal For Flood-ravaged Benin - The UN,and the Government of Benin launched a joint $47 million emergency appeal to help nearly 800,000 people in the West African nation which is experiencing the worst flooding in a century. |
|Ban Stresses Rights, Responsibilities in China Address - Ban Ki-moon underlined China`s responsibilities on global issues including human rights, climate change, global diplomacy and development, in a speech at China`s Central Party School in Beijing. |
|Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Insurgents in Nangarhar - Afghan and coalition forces targeting a Taliban leader who operates in Nangarhar province`s Sherzad district killed several insurgents during an intelligence-driven overnight operation.
|UN Chief Ban Meets With Chinese President - On the final leg of his Asia tour, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon arrived in Beijing today, meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao on a wide variety of topics of mutual interest. |
|Mike Mullen: Veterans Deserve Nation`s Best Now, in Future - The nation has not begun to comprehend the long-term consequences of protracted war, the military`s top officer said yesterday.
|UN Drugs Office To Send Assessment Mission To Kyrgyzstan - The UN office that deals with the illicit drug trade announced today that it will send a mission to Kyrgyzstan to assess what action can be taken to combat the trafficking of Afghan heroin in Central Asia. |
|Don't Ask to Stay in Place Through Appeal - The Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell " policy will stay in place while the Justice Dept. appeals a federal judge`s ruling that the law that bans gay men and lesbians from serving openly is unconstitutional.
|UN Chief Ban Wraps Up Asian Trip - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is currently in China, will complete his four-nation trip tomorrow to Asia, which has also taken him to Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam. |
|UN Member States Endorse Plan To Halt Biodiversity Loss - Member States of the United Nations have adopted a new 10-year global strategy designed to halt the loss of the world biological diversity.|
|UN: Myanmar Needs Humanitarian Assistance - The UN is appealing for increased support from donors to provide urgent assistance to more than 200,000 people affected by Cyclone Giri, which struck Myanmar`s Rakhine State late last month. |
|UN Condemns Attack On Iraq Church - The UN condemned last night`s terrorist attack on a Catholic Church in Baghdad that reportedly took dozens of lives.|
|Obama Proclaims November as Military Family Month - President Barack Obama has signed a proclamation designating this month as Military Family Month.
|UN Sets Up Expert Group To Support Afghan Peace Efforts - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan announced today that it has set up a group of experts to support the crucial work of a newly-formed council tasked with finding ways to ensure lasting peace in the country. |
|Ban: Intimidation of UN-backed Lebanon Tribunal Unacceptable - Ban Ki-moon condemned this week`s attack against three staff members of the UN-backed tribunal set up to try suspects in the 2005 murders of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.|
|Mike Mullen Renews Commitment to Military Health Issues - The Joint Chiefs of Staff last night re-emphasized his commitment to ensuring that war veterans and their families get all the help they need to deal with war`s invisible scars.|
|Somalia: UN Calls On New Prime Minister To Form Government - The UN envoy for Somaliacalled on the country's new Prime Minister, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, to form his government and move forward on meeting the challenges in the strife-torn Horn of Africa nation. |