On first-ever World Cities Day, UN spotlights need for sustainable urban planning

Oct 31, 14 On first-ever World Cities Day, UN spotlights need for sustainable urban planning

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 31 October 2014 – As the world’s urban areas inevitably expand, growing both in size and in population, they will also need to transition into better planned and better managed environments or risk exacerbating negative trends, the United Nations warned today. Marking the inaugural edition of World Cities...

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Farming sector hit by insecurity as Central African Republic crisis grinds on

Oct 29, 14 Farming sector hit by insecurity as Central African Republic crisis grinds on

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 29 October 2014 – The continuing crisis in the embattled Central African Republic has taken a large toll on agricultural production and is eroding the capacity of the country’s population to secure sufficient food, a new report by the United Nations food and agriculture agencies has found. The report – jointly...

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Family farmers ‘key’ in food-secure future

Oct 28, 14 Family farmers ‘key’ in food-secure future

Posted by in End rural poverty, Latest News

UN Agriculture chief lauds their role as Year of Family Farming winds down UN NEWS CENTRE | 27 October 2014 – Praising family farmers for their key role in meeting the needs of a growing world population, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stressed the need to seize global momentum to improve the...

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Shaping the global nutrition agenda: Are we listening to local voices?

Oct 28, 14 Shaping the global nutrition agenda: Are we listening to local voices?

Posted by in End Malnutrition, Latest News

by Mary Manandhar, International Facilitator, UN REACH Bangladesh In November, two major global events in Rome will shine the spotlight on nutrition and the high burden of undernutrition faced by many countries. These events are the SUN Global Gathering and the Inter-Governmental Conference on Nutrition, ICN2. What will we hear at...

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UN agencies launch new initiative targeting elimination of food waste

Oct 27, 14 UN agencies launch new initiative targeting elimination of food waste

Posted by in Latest News, Zero Food Waste

UN NEWS CENTRE | 24 October 2014 – The world wastes enough food to feed an estimated two billion people, the United Nations said today as its three Rome-based food agencies announced the launch of a digital platform designed to take aim at the growing problem of “food loss.” The new online programme, called the Global Community of...

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