Caribbean region must boost efforts to prepare for increased drought

Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, so countries in the region must enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security and hunger eradication, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has...

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Technology brings advancement for Zero Hunger

Apr 27, 16 Technology brings advancement for Zero Hunger

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A lot has happened this month in terms of technology, innovation and advancement for Zero Hunger and the greater 2030 Agenda. The signing of the Paris agreement made headlines, but what else has been happening under the radar? Here’s a quick recap of the Zero Hunger highlights for the month of April: 8 April, 2016...

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Show Your Support for Climate Action: Help make the Angry Birds happy

Last month the United Nations celebrated International Happiness Day by teaming up with the Angry Birds, and by naming Red an UN Honorary Ambassador for Green. For the last few weeks Red has been touring the world in an effort to promote climate action and encourage young people to step up their actions to address climate change to...

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Over 130 Countries Confirm Attendance to Paris Agreement Signing

The Paris Climate Change Agreement opens for signature on 22 April 2016 during a high-level ceremony convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, marking an important international push on the way to the agreement’s timely entry into force. Over 130 countries have confirmed to United Nations headquarters that they will...

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Cameroon EBAFOSA Launch

March 18th, 2016–Despite holding 65% of the world’s arable land and 10% of internal renewable fresh water sources, 240 million people in Africa still go to bed hungry. What’s more, 200 million suffer the debilitating symptoms of chronic to severe malnutrition, which also contributes to over 50% of infant mortality. In...

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Marking World Wildlife Day, UN calls for global actions to save planet’s most iconic species

Mar 04, 16 Marking World Wildlife Day, UN calls for global actions to save planet’s most iconic species

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African elephants are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as the animals are poached for their ivory tusks. Photo: UNEP GRID Arendal/Peter Prokosch “Time is running out” to end wildlife poaching that threatens some of the world’s most iconic species, such as elephants,...

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