|UN Speaks Out Against Arizona Immigration Law - The UN expressed serious concern over a new immigration law enacted in Arizona, questioning whether the legislation is compatible with international human rights treaties which the US has signed on to. |
|UN Praises Election Recount Process In Iraq - The top United Nations envoy to Iraq today welcomed the proper conduct of the manual recount of votes cast in the country`s March parliamentary polls. |
|UN Chief Ban Ban Urges Use Of Digital Technology To Improve Living Conditions - Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to harness the power of telecommunications and information technologies to improve life-saving services, promote sustainable development and foster international peace. |
|UN Debates Ways To Fight Piracy - The United Nations General Assembly today held a day-long informal meeting on piracy.|
|UN: World Lags Far Behind On Sustainable Development Goals - Ban Ki-moon warning that the world is way behind schedule in setting its ecological house in order. |
|Obama Talks Up Wall Street Reform - In his weekly address, President Barack Obama discussed how reforming Wall Street will strengthen Main Street. |
|Mike Mullen Appeals to Philanthropists to Assist Veterans - The military`s top officer yesterday turned to American`s philanthropic community to help military veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan avoid the devastation of substance abuse, mental illness and homelessness.|
|Robert Gates Calls on Graduates to Live Lives of Service - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spoke of the satisfaction of a life of service during graduation exercises at Morehouse College in Atlanta this morning.
|Generals Stress Need to Share Information - As U.S. forces increasingly work as part of multinational coalitions, they are part of a cultural shift toward more information sharing and working more closely with allied troops.|
|McChrystal: Afghan Perceptions Key to Success - Changing the perceptions of the Afghan people about the coalition, their own government and the Taliban will be key to success in that nation.|
|Karzai Thanks Fort Campbell Soldiers, Families - Afghan President Hamid Karzai brought a message of thanks to soldiers and their families here today, as the 101st Airborne Division continues to deploy to his country.
|UN Condemns Violence In Kyrgyzstan - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has issued a call for calm and restraint as reports of violence and loss of life emerge from Kyrgyzstan.|
|UN Chief Ban Urges Support For Migrant Families - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged governments to implement policies that help migrants adapt and prosper in their host countries. |
|UN Chief Ban Voices Concern Over Violence In Thailand - Ban Ki-moon today voiced growing concern at mounting violence in Thailand between anti-Government protesters and the authorities, and called on all sides to resume talks and avoid further loss of life. |
|UN Provides Aid To Flood Victims In Afghanistan - The United Nations is helping Afghanistan rush in emergency food and non-food aid for thousands of people hit by floods earlier this month, particularly in the three worst-affected western provinces. |
|Obama, Karzai Reaffirm Goals, U.S.-Afghan Partnership - President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai today reaffirmed the shared U.S. and Afghan goals to defeat al-Qaida and to establish good governance and a growing economy in Afghanistan.
|UN: Human Rights Activists In Mexico Under Increasing Threat - Human rights defenders in Mexico are under increasing threat, a group of independent United Nations experts cautioned today.|
|UN Still Hard At Work In Haiti - As Haiti continues to recover from January`s catastrophic earthquake, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme announced an increase in cash- and food-for-work programmes for the country. |
|UN Chief Ban Visits Canada - Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of the relationship between the United Nations and Canada.|
|UN Seeks $18 Million For Mongolia - The UN requested more than $18 million to assist nearly 800,000 people in Mongolia who are suffering from the combined effects of a long, severe winter and a preceding harsh summer drought. |