Fighting childhood malnutrition: Resource-rich African countries rise to the challenge

Sep 30, 15 Fighting childhood malnutrition: Resource-rich African countries rise to the challenge

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Four countries agree to use revenues from extractive industries in fight against child malnutrition The Republic of Congo, Guinea, Mali and Niger today announced a new fund for the fight against malnutrition. The announcement was made at the launch of UNITLIFE, a new innovative financing mechanism that uses micro levies from...

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Opening Remarks: President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly at the Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger Event

The following text is the opening remarks given by H.E. Mogens Lykketoft (President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly) at the High Level Side Event: Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger on Saturday September 26th, 2015.  His Excellency, Mr. Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, Distinguished guests and footballers,...

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Malawi’s young farmers sing out loud to support Global Goals

Sep 29, 15 Malawi’s young farmers sing out loud to support Global Goals

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Young farmers in Malawi dance to the Happy song. Photos: A Paul-Bossuet, ICRISAT On 25 September, world leaders will commit to the Global Goals for sustainable development including ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and fixing climate change. Malawi’s young farmers sing out loud to show farming can be one way to do this....

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To Achieve Food Security, We Must Prioritize Women’s Rights as Human Rights

Sep 28, 15 To Achieve Food Security, We Must Prioritize Women’s Rights as Human Rights

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At the end of this month, world leaders will converge on United Nations headquarters in New York to affirm and formally adopt the global sustainable development priorities for the next 15 years. All of the goals are laudable and worth pursuing. They are intertwined and should be pursued simultaneously. Achieving them will...

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Countdown to the Sustainable Development Summit – SDG 2: Zero Hunger

Sep 25, 15 Countdown to the Sustainable Development Summit – SDG 2: Zero Hunger

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“Starvation is the characteristic of some people not having enough food to eat. It is not the characteristic of there being not enough food to eat” (Amartya Sen) No one should go to bed hungry. Access to food is a moral right for all. But hunger and malnutrition persist, with levels of hunger remaining “alarming” or “extremely...

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Where should the global development community focus aid to end hunger?

Sep 24, 15 Where should the global development community focus aid to end hunger?

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  A farmer in Kabale, Uganda. Given the scale of the food insecurity challenge and the lack of support for foreign aid, the fulfillment of goal to end hunger will depend on finding cost-effective and innovative solutions that enhance the ability of existing institutions, mechanisms and resources. Photo by: Gwynne Zodrow / MSI...

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