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05. – INDUSTRY

ILO / FORCED LABOR

A new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) says that forced labour in the private economy generates $150 billion in illegal profits per year, about three times more than previously estimated. ILO

19 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / R!SE LAUNCH

Speaking at the launch of the R!SE initiative – a unique alliance of business, private sector, and academic organization committed to making future ¬†investments safer from disasters, the UN Deputy Secretary General said “the scope and nature of disasters and climate risks are so broad-ranging and so serious that no single actor, no single institution [...]

19 May 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / AFRICA'S PULSE

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to rise from 4.7 percent in 2013 to a forecasted 5.2 percent in 2014. This performance is boosted by rising investment in natural resources and infrastructure, and strong household spending, according to the World Bank's new Africa's Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the Africa's economic prospects. WORLD BANK

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WHO / SUGAR GUIDELINES

The World Health Organization recommended that sugars should be less than ten percent of total energy intake per day to prevent non-communicable diseases. It further suggests that a reduction to below five percent of total energy intake (around 25 grams or 6 teaspoons) per day would have additional benefits. WHO

5 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN/ FAO FAMILY FARMING LAUNCH

The United Nations launched the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to stress the vast potential family farmers have to eradicate hunger and preserve natural resources. UNTV/ FAO

22 Nov 2013 | Read More »

WFP / STATE OF FOOD INSECURITY IN THE WORLD

Some 842 million people, or roughly one in eight, suffered from chronic hunger in 2011-13, not getting enough food to lead active and healthy lives according to a report released by the UN food agencies. WFP

1 Oct 2013 | Read More »

NY / FOOD WASTE

Leaders from the UN, national governments, private business and NGOs met Thursday at the Global Compact Leaders Summit  in New York to discuss the problem of food waste. UNEP

20 Sep 2013 | Read More »

FAO / FOOD WASTE

A new FAO report says that the waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself. Each year, food that is produced but not eaten guzzles up a volume of [...]

11 Sep 2013 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / FOOD PRICES

International food prices have declined for the third consecutive quarter and are now 12 percent below the historical peak in August 2012, according to the World Bank's Food Price Watch report. But the report says the continued popularity of food subsidies often do not deliver the results policy makers are seeking. WORLD BANK

26 Jul 2013 | Read More »

FAO / UGANDA FISHERIES

Uganda is a land-locked country, yet 60 percent of the population's daily protein requirements come from fish. As the second largest source of foreign revenue, the fisheries sector makes a vital contribution to the economy, and it's the implementation of national standards, based on Codex Alimentarius Commission standards, which ensure safe fish for locals and [...]

5 Jul 2013 | Read More »

 

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