World Health Assembly approves monitoring framework for maternal and child nutrition

May 21, 14 World Health Assembly approves monitoring framework for maternal and child nutrition

Posted by in End Malnutrition, Latest News

WHO | 21 MAY 2014, GENEVA – At the World Health Assembly Wednesday, Member States approved a global monitoring framework on maternal, infant and young child nutrition. The WHO Secretariat was asked to develop recommendations for Member States on how to address the inappropriate marketing of complementary foods – foods...

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Pope Francis to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition

May 20, 14 Pope Francis to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition

Posted by in End Malnutrition, Latest News

Pontiff’s presence at ICN2 conference hosted by FAO and WHO in November in Rome is confirmed FAO NEWS | 20 May 2014, Rome – Pope Francis will add his voice to the fight against hunger and malnutrition by addressing the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) scheduled to take place from 19 to 21 November at...

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Jose Mourinho Joins Push For Zero Hunger As New WFP Ambassador

May 19, 14 Jose Mourinho Joins Push For Zero Hunger As New WFP Ambassador

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WFP News | 19 May 2014 – London – One of the world’s most successful football managers, Jose Mourinho, has been announced as an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme.  Mourinho, who is currently the manager of Chelsea Football Club in the English Premier League, will use his status to...

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Syria: UN agencies work to support those in need

May 17, 14 Syria: UN agencies work to support those in need

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets, Latest News

SYRIA – Amid ongoing constraints and continued challenges with humanitarian access, the United Nations World Food Programme and Food and Agriculture Organization stated this weekend, the UN agencies are working to assist families within the war-torn nation. FAO – Drought and ongoing conflict are not only adding pressure...

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African Awakening Will Avert Future Food Crises

May 16, 14 African Awakening Will Avert Future Food Crises

Posted by in End rural poverty, Latest News

Guest column for allAfrica.com by Shenggen Fan and Kanayo F. Nwanze. Thirty years on from a famine that claimed more than a million lives, Ethiopia is making great strides towards food security. And though progress across the continent is uneven, many other African nations are adopting policies that see agricultural development as...

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