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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 »

KENYA / WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY FOOD WASTE

Suzanna Owiyo, a UNEP National Goodwill Ambassador in Kenya has started an initiative known as Soko Bila Waste – Every Little Thing Count, aimed at sensitizing farmers, vendors and consumers about the importance of reducing food waste across the distribution chain. UNEP

5 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA/ OBESITY AND MALNUTRITION

Many low- and middle-income countries  are neglecting overweight and obesity as major health threats, with policies in place to tackle undernutrition, but lack policies to halt the growing burden of diseases due to the rise of overweight , and obesity, according to new information released by the UN  today (5 June). WHO

5 Jun 2013 | Read More »

ILO / BANGLADESH

The United Nations labour agency (ILO) today welcomed an agreement signed by international fashion brands and retailers, and trade unions to prevent workplace disasters and insisted action had to happen immediately on improving conditions in factories in Bangladesh. CH-UNTV

16 May 2013 | Read More »

UN/ POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron, one of the Co-Chairs of the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, briefs journalists on the steps to take after the U.N. Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015.  UNTV

15 May 2013 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / AFRICA'S PULSE

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to reach more than 5 per cent on average in 2013-2015 as a result of high commodity prices worldwide and strong consumer spending on the continent, ensuring that the region remains amongst the fastest growing in the world — according to the World Bank's latest Africa's Pulse, a [...]

15 Apr 2013 | Read More »

 

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