Asia at the World Food Summit: Agriculture should remain top priority

For the first time in history, the number of hungry people around the world has reached one billion says the United Nations Food and Agriculture agency, FAO. By 2050, experts believe the world population might rise to over 9 billion people, and the world will have to grow 70% more food to feed everyone, in an environment where the climate changes are becoming more and more unpredictable. FAO therefore organized a Summit this week in hope that world leaders would commit to raise the amount of global aid money that goes to agriculture. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon took the stand to say regardless of the progress made, the threat to life is still very real.

Removing landmines in Asia with progressive methods

landmind victim

landmind victim

Landmine contamination remains a sad reality in many parts of Asia. However, ahead of the Second Review Conference of the Anti-Personnel Landmines Convention, the UN Mine Action Service says innovative efforts to remove mines on the continent are bearing fruit. Kit Cockburn reports:

UN Filipino contingent adopts a school in Darfur

smiling children

smiling children

As the world is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Filipino peacekeepers in the troubled Darfur region are trying to make a difference in the lives of children there. Chelsea Moore has the story.

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