The WFP Wants to End Global Hunger in 15 Years

Oct 19, 15 The WFP Wants to End Global Hunger in 15 Years

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At the tail end of last month, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. That agenda comprises 17 Sustainable Development Goals—also known as The Global Goals—that paint a roadmap for a better, brighter, and more humane future for life on planet Earth. Now, these...

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5 tools to help businesses tackle the SDGs

Oct 19, 15 5 tools to help businesses tackle the SDGs

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Now that the Sustainable Development Goals have been signed and sealed, it is time for the private sector to deliver. For many businesses it is a difficult task, in large part because the objectives may seem abstract. Supporting a goal to end poverty in all its forms everywhere or to achieve gender equality and empower all women...

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FAO: Social protection can help farmers out of poverty

Oct 18, 15 FAO: Social protection can help farmers out of poverty

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Society must offer the world’s poorest farmers a helping hand in order to break the cycle of poverty, a key United Nations report has said. The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 report identified social protection schemes as a “critical tool” to eradicate hunger. These included measures such as cash transfers and...

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‘Hunger is more than a lack of food – it is a terrible injustice,’ says Ban on World Food Day

Oct 16, 15 ‘Hunger is more than a lack of food – it is a terrible injustice,’ says Ban on World Food Day

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On World Food Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is underlining that “hunger is more than a lack of food—it is a terrible injustice,” while reaffirming the global community’s commitment to work together “to end hunger in our lifetime.” “This year’s observance of World Food Day follows the landmark adoption by world...

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New global food accord aims to tackle hunger in protracted crises – UN agency

Oct 16, 15 New global food accord aims to tackle hunger in protracted crises – UN agency

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The first global agreement involving all stakeholders of food aid aims to “do business differently” in order to combat hunger and undernutrition among people living in protracted crises around the world, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. FAO said the new Framework for Action on Food Security and Nutrition in...

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