|UN Urges Preservation Of Audiovisual Heritage - The head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization called for stepped up efforts to reverse the neglect and decay of these documents. |
|Michelle Obama: Military Families Are Heroes - The needs and concerns of military spouses, whose sacrifices benefit the nation, should be of concern to all Americans, First Lady Michelle Obama said today.
|UN Helping Farmers In Flood-Stricken Pakistan - The UN is is distributing wheat seeds that will benefit over half a million farming families, or nearly five million people, whose seed supplies were destroyed during the recent flood disaster. |
|Poll Shows High Public Confidence in Military - Americans have more confidence in the military than they have in banks, the media, public schools and organized religion, according to a recent national poll.
|UN Celebrates 65th Anniversary - Marking its 65th anniversary, the United Nations has reaffirmed its commitment to promote peace, development and human rights, pledging enhanced action to achieve its global mission. |
|UN Chief Ban Mourns Death Of Prime Minister Of Barbados - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his sadness over the death of the Prime Minister of Barbados.|
|Robert Gates Memo Changes Discharge Authority for Don`t Ask Law - Robert M. Gates has directed that any discharges under the law be made by the service secretaries in consultation with the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness and the defense general counsel.
|UN Chief Ban Condemns Attack On UN Compound In Afghanistan - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the suicide attack on the United Nations compound in Afghanistan's western city of Herat.|
|UN Responds To Cholera Outbreak In Haiti - The humanitarian community has mobilized its resources to help the Haitian Government respond to an outbreak of cholera.|
|UN: Myanmar's Process For Upcoming Elections Deeply Flawed - An independent UN human rights expert expressed disappointmentvthat Myanmar`s process for its upcoming elections is deeply flawed. |
|Ruling Allows Openly Gay Men, Women to Sign Up - Openly gay men and lesbian women now can apply to join the military, Defense Department officials said today.
|UN Condemns Discrimination Against Women - Discrimination against women not only exposes them to the worst effects of disaster and war, including rape.|
|Obama to Award Soldier Medal of Honor Nov. 16 - President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta in a Nov. 16 White House ceremony, officials announced yesterday.
|Afghanistan: UN Welcomes Release Of Preliminary Poll Results - The top United Nations official in Afghanistan today welcomed the publication of preliminary results of last month`s parliamentary elections.|
|UN May Hold Meeting Over Israeli-Palestinian Impasse - The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the search for Middle East peace may hold a high-level meeting soon to try to revive direct Israeli-Palestinian talks.|
|Sudan: UN Ready To Increase Capacity As Needed For Upcoming Referenda - The United Nations today pledged to increase its capacity as needed to prevent confrontations that could derail the entire peace process. |
|Hillary Clinton Voices Support for Afghan Reconciliation - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today expressed support for the Afghanistan government`s efforts to reconcile with high- and mid-level Taliban members.|
|UN Warns Of Organized Crime's Global Reach - The United Nations anti-crime chief today spotlighted the global toll taken by transnational organized crime, urging the universal implementation of the world body`s convention to combat the scourge. |
|Mike Mullen: Nation Must Recognize Sacrifices of Troops, Families - Americans must recognize the sacrifices and struggles of today's troops and their families and work harder to reintegrate them into their communities, the nation`s top military officer said yesterday.|
|UN Chief Ban: Job Creation Crucial In Fighting Poverty - Some 1.4 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day, while nearly 1 billion are hungry.