|Panetta: Service Members Must Represent Best of America - It is more important than ever that service members exercise judgment in the age of Twitter, You Tube, Flickr, I-Phones and Facebook, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told troops at Fort Benning, Ga., today.
|Obama Praises Military - In his weekly address Barack Obama discussed his trip to Afghanistan, where he signed a historic agreement setting the stage for a long-term partnership.
|UN: Political Crisis in Guinea-Bissau Worsens Citizens` Living Conditions - The current political crisis in Guinea-Bissau is worsening the living conditions of its citizens.|
|UN: More Than One in Ten Births Are Born Too Early - Some 15 million babies worldwide " more than one in ten births " are born too early, according to a new United Nations-backed report.|
|UN Urges Better Management Of Water - Sustainable water reforms are having a positive impact on countries` development.|
|UN Chief Ban Condemns Terrorist Bombings In Russia - Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks that occurred in Dagestan, Russia.|
|UN: Killers of Somali Journalist Must be Brought to Justice - The UN called on authorities in Somalia to bring to justice those responsible for the murder of radio journalist Farhan James Abdulle.|
|UN Works To Realize Rights Of Indigenous People - Almost 2,000 indigenous participants from all regions of the world are taking part in the two-week session.|
|UN Official Calls for Jonglei State to Start New Chapter of Peace - The state of Jonglei in South Sudan has the opportunity to start a new chapter of peace, a UNenvoy said.|
|Ban: UN Committed To Helping War-Torn Nations Rebuild - The UN is determined to do everything to assist societies torn by war from sliding back into conflict.|
|UN Concerned About Fighting Between Sudan and South Sudan - The Security Council called on Sudan and South Sudan to immediately end hostilities and resume negotiations within two weeks to resolve all outstanding issues.|
|UN Condemns Murder Of Journalist In Mexico - The United Nations human rights office today voiced alarm over the killing of a journalist in Mexico this past weekend.|
|UN Celebrates Legacy Of Jazz - The UN kicked off celebrations for the first annual International Jazz Day with a concert in Paris.|
|UN Chief Ban Praises India's Economic Progress - Ban Ki-moon praised India`s economic development and called on the country to build on it by implementing policies that reduce inequalities among society.|
|UN Initiative Seeks Private Sector Involvement to Fight Corruption - A new United Nations initiative seeks to involve private businesses in helping developing countries tackle corruption and strengthen their ability to fight it.|
|Families In Gaza Move Into UN-Built Shelters - More than 1,300 Palestinians living in Gaza`s Khan Younis camp will move into 223 housing units built by the United Nations agency assisting refugees in that area.|
|UN: Thousands Displaced By Fighitng On Sudan/South Sudan Border - Some 35,000 people have been displaced by the recent fighting near the border between Sudan and South Sudan.|
|UN Providing Food For 250,000 Syrians - The UN food agency announced it is stepping up its assistance to reach, by the ends of the month, a quarter of a million Syrians.|
|Ban Stresses Need for Reproductive Health Care for Young People - Ban Ki-moon stressed the need to provide reproductive health care for young people, as well as give them access to the necessary information.|
|UN: Syria Undergoing Pivotal Moment for its Stabilization - Mr. Annan`s plan calls for an end to violence, access for humanitarian agencies to provide relief to those in need, the release of detainees, and the start of an inclusive political dialogue.