|UN Chief Ban Uurges World Leaders To Combat Poverty - The Secretary-General said one of the keys to success was making the smart investments in infrastructure, small farmers, social services and above all in women and girls.
|Robert Gates: Nation Will Bring Home Missing Troops - Robert M. Gates underscored the Defense Department`s commitment to bringing every missing servicemember home.
|Pakistan: UN Issues Appeal Of $2 Billion For Flood Victims - The UN launched their largest-ever natural disaster appeal, seeking more than $2 billion for millions of Pakistani flood victims.|
|Hillary Clinton Applauds START Treaty Approval - Hillary Clinton praises Senate Foreign Relatons Committee's strong bipartisan vote to approve New START Treaty. |
|Barack Obama Reaches Out to Veterans - President Barack Obama wants to make sure veterans and current servicemembers who were involuntarily retained in the military under the so-called Stop Loss program get the retroactive pay they deserve.
|UN: Pakistani Floods Creating A New Disaster Every Day - The United Nations is seeking a further half billion dollars or more for 21 million Pakistanis beset by weeks of flooding, which a top official said was spawning a new disaster every day. |
|UN: Greater Progress Needed Despite Recent Drop In Maternal Deaths - While the number of maternal deaths has recently dropped by one third, United Nations agencies today stressed that more must be done to save the lives of women.|
|UN: Number of World`s Hungry Dips Below 1 Billion - Although the number of hungry people in the world has fallen below 1 billion, it remains unacceptably high, two United Nations agencies stressed today. |
|Lynn Discusses Cybersecurity with NATO Allies - Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III has arrived here for discussions with NATO leaders.
|Mike Mullen Tackles Questions in Virtual Town Hall - Mike Mullen took on some of the military`s toughest topics all posed from servicemembers, spouses and veterans - in a virtual town hall meeting.|
|UN Chief Ban Spotlights Role Of Women In Shoring Up Peace - Women are indispensable partners " in all aspects of making and consolidating peace, ranging from reconciliation to economic recovery to social cohesion, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today. |
|Kazakhstan: Forced Evictions Spark UN's Concern - A United Nations independent human rights expert today warned about the impact of forced evictions carried out in Kazakhstan to make way for large-scale development projects.|
|UN Condemns Recent Wave Of Journalist Killings - The UN condemned the murders of four journalists that took place over the past week and called on national authorities to do everything within their power to bring the perpetrators to justice. |
|Obama: Honor 9 11 Victims by Staying True to U.S. Values - President Barack Obama this morning paid tribute to the 184 people who died in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon nine years ago today.|
|UN Condemns Car Bombing In Russia - The Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the suicide car bombing that occurred in the Russian city of Vladikavkaz on 9 September.|
|Raising HIV Awareness In Afghanistan - Young people in eastern Afghanistan have gone door-to-door to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS as part of a United Nations-backed campaign. |
|Marine Helicopters Join Flood-relief Efforts in Pakistan - As part of the ongoing U.S. aid to Pakistan, two Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters arrived today at Pano Aqil Air Base near Sukkur, Pakistan.|
|UN Helps Central Asian Countries Fight Terrorism - The United Nations today launched a new initiative aimed at strengthening efforts to assist Central Asian countries in their efforts to combat terrorism. |
|UN Chief Ban Visits Rawanda - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived today in Kigali, where he plans to meet with Rwandan leaders.|
|Obama to Award Medal of Honor to Vietnam-era Airman - A fallen Vietnam War-era airman will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor for heroism from President Barack Obama during a Sept. 21 White House ceremony.|