|UN Peacekeepers Seize Rebel Leader Responsible For Mass Rapes In Congo - United Nations peacekeepers and Government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today seized one of the rebel leaders suspected of being behind the mass rape of more than 300 civilians.|
|UN Combats Climate Change - The UN will release one case study daily for 30 days to prove that solutions to combat global warming " ranging from planting trees to creating mass markets for solar water heaters " are available.|
|Robert Gates Urges Servicemembers to Claim Stop-Loss Pay - As secretary of defense, one of my responsibilities is to make sure members of the armed forces receive the benefits they have earned, Gates said in a message aired on the Pentagon Channel.
|Robert Gates May Meet Chinese Counterpart in Hanoi - In a sign that the U.S.-China military-to-military relationship is beginning to return to normal, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates may meet with his Chinese counterpart during meetings in Hanoi.|
|UN: Ten Million New Teachers Needed - The United Nations marked World Teachers` Day today with top officials calling on governments to make up a projected deficit of over 10 million teachers by 2015.|
|UN Needs Billions To Fight Malaria And HIV - Investing in the Global Fund and make no mistake, this is an investment has proven itself as a powerful engine for development.
|Flood-affected Pakistanis In Need Of Continued Assistance " UN - The UN cautioned that 11 weeks since the first floods struck Pakistan, large numbers of those affected are still in critical need of continued humanitarian assistance.|
|UN Chief Ban Presses Middle East Leaders To Find Way Forward - Ban Ki-moon has held talks by telephone with key figures in the Middle East as he urged the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to continue their efforts to find a way forward.|
|UN Welcomes End To Hunger Strike By Indigenous Chilean Prisoners - The United Nations today welcomed the end of a hunger strike by dozens of imprisoned members of Chile's indigenous Mapuche community that had lasted for nearly three months. |
|Obama Proclaims Cybersecurity Awareness Month - Americans everywhere prosper because of the nation`s digital infrastructure, and therefore all citizens must defend it, President Barack Obama told the nation today.
|Mike Mullen: Terror Groups Seeking Global Reach - Terror groups in the Middle East are seeking to expand their influence and operations beyond their borders to the rest of the world, the top U.S. military officer said yesterday.|
|UN Pledges Security Support For Haiti's Election - As Haiti`s electoral campaign opens, the top UN official in Haiti today pledged full security and logistical support to ensure a successful outcome of the 28 November vote. |
|UN Chief Ban Condemns Bomb Blasts At Nigeria`s Independence Celebrations - Ban Ki-moon condemned the car bomb attacks near the venue in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, of celebrations to mark the country`s 50th independence anniversary.|
|UN Chief Ban: Culture Of Non-violence Starts With Communities And Individuals - The work of creating and sustaining a culture of peace and non-violence begins in the hearts of committed men and women, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a message marking the International Day of Non-Violence. |
|UN: Countries Must Battle Malaria - Despite the tough global economy, new commitments by governments give hope that deaths from malaria, which now kills some 1 million people around the world every year, can be eliminated by the target date of 2015.|
|UN: Afghan Opium Production Nearly Halved - Afghan opium production has decreased by almost 50 per cent this year, the United Nations said in a new report.|
|UN: Time To Refocus On Peace And Development In Afghanistan - It is now time for Afghanistan and its partners to focus on the road ahead in ensuring peace and development for the country|
|Petraeus Discusses Future of Afghan Detainees - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan toured the U.S. Detention Facility here yesterday, and discussed his vision for detention operations in Afghanistan.|
|UN: Sierra Leone At Critical Juncture In Peacebuilding Efforts - Sierra Leone faces good opportunities but also major risks from upcoming elections and newly found mineral wealth, a senior UN official said today. |
|UN: Access To HIV Services Improving In Developing Countries - A new United Nations report showing significant progress in improving access to HIV/AIDS services in 37 developing countries.|