UN Secretary-General: “We cannot know peace or security if one in eight people are hungry.”

May 07, 14 UN Secretary-General: “We cannot know peace or security if one in eight people are hungry.”

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The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, addressed the Committee on World Food Security today in Rome. The full text of his remarks is below. Read the UN News Centre story here. Your Excellency Ambassador Gerda Verburg, Chair of the Committee on World Food Security, IFAD President Kanayo Nwanze, WFP Executive...

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon reconfirmed commitment to prioritize farmers’ issues

May 06, 14 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon reconfirmed commitment to prioritize farmers’ issues

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World Farmers Organization | 6 May 2014 –  WFO met with the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, on the occasion of the Abu Dhabi Ascent Meeting on 4 May, 2014. The Abu Dhabi Ascent Meeting was a high-level meeting called by the United Nations Secretary-General in preparation for the Climate Summit that will be held...

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FAO and National Geographic announce collaboration exploring future of food

May 01, 14 FAO and National Geographic announce collaboration exploring future of food

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Partnership kicks off with live-streamed May 2 event in Washington, D.C., and May cover story in National Geographic Magazine FAO NEWS | 30 April 2014, Rome – The National Geographic Society and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are teaming up to raise awareness on food and agriculture issues as...

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Zero Hunger on the International Stage

Apr 09, 14 Zero Hunger on the International Stage

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Brazil holds important lessons for those seeking to reduce poverty and increase food security. by Daniel Balaban, Director of the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brasília, Brazil. Think of Brazil and it is difficult to get football out of your mind. Brazil’s long love-affair with the game and the global recognition that...

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UN Rome-based agencies reveal food security and nutrition targets for post-2015 agenda

Apr 04, 14 UN Rome-based agencies reveal food security and nutrition targets for post-2015 agenda

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New targets in line with Zero Hunger Challenge Liberian President and Italian Vice-Minister join high-level meeting of FAO, IFAD, WFP FAO NEWS | 4 April 2014, Rome – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP)...

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New climate change report – impacts on food security

Mar 31, 14 New climate change report – impacts on food security

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“Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change.” These are the words of  Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group that periodically summarizes climate science, at a news conference on Monday presenting a new report.  The Working Group...

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