Small fish, big role to play

Jun 15, 16 Small fish, big role to play

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New UN study identifies small fish with ‘big role’ to play feeding Africa’s drylands 14 June 2016 – Small, fast growing wild fish could be crucial allies in the race to end hunger in some of the world’s most chronically poor and underfed regions, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and...

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Following the UN SG’s visit to Madagascar, El Nino threatens gains against malnutrition

Jun 01, 16 Following the UN SG’s visit to Madagascar, El Nino threatens gains against malnutrition

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El Nino, a warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific, has aggravated dry conditions and worsened a food crisis not only in Madagascar, an island 400 km (250 miles) off the coast of mainland Africa, but also across the wider southern African region where more than 31 million people are now affected by food shortages....

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Gerda Verburg shares insights on efforts to promote improved nutrition through the empowerment of girls

May 24, 16 Gerda Verburg shares insights on efforts to promote improved nutrition through the empowerment of girls

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In a guest blog for Eldis.org, Ms Gerda Verburg–newly appointed Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Coordinator–reflects on the recent Women Deliver Conference and shares her insights on efforts to promote improved nutrition through the empowerment of girls. Copenhagen has just hosted some of the most exciting and rewarding...

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UN General Assembly proclaims Decade of Action on Nutrition

Apr 01, 16 UN General Assembly proclaims Decade of Action on Nutrition

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1 April 2016, New York – The United Nations General Assembly today proclaimed a UN Decade of Action on Nutrition that will run from 2016 to 2025. FAO welcomed the decision, calling it a major step towards mobilising action around reducing hunger and improving nutrition around the world. Today, nearly 800 million people remain...

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South-east Asia’s children face ‘double burden’ of obesity and undernutrition

Mar 29, 16 South-east Asia’s children face ‘double burden’ of obesity and undernutrition

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A joint report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has shed new light on the nutrition situation of children across the region. The report finds that several ASEAN countries are facing simultaneous crises of over...

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UN Secretary-General Appoints Gerda Verburg of the Netherlands as Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

Mar 03, 16 UN Secretary-General Appoints Gerda Verburg of the Netherlands as Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

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United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, today announced the appointment of Gerda Verburg of the Netherlands as the Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. The Coordinator will work with 56 country governments that lead the SUN movement, united with UN agencies, civil society, business and donors, in a common...

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