Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Aug 03, 15 Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Ban hails UN Member States’ agreement on ‘people’s agenda’ to end poverty, promote sustainability UN NEWS CENTRE | 2 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised UN Member States for reaching agreement on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable...

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Hungry for Change

Jul 31, 15 Hungry for Change

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Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for All by Paloma Durán, director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F) at the United Nations Development Programme UNITED NATIONS (IPS) | 30 July 2015 – With the enthusiasm of the recent Financing for Development conference behind us, the central issues and many layers of...

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Achieving Zero Hunger: Combining social protection with pro-poor investments

Jul 10, 15 Achieving Zero Hunger: Combining social protection with pro-poor investments

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Joint FAO / IFAD / WFP Report An additional $160 per year for each person living in extreme poverty will end chronic hunger, new UN estimates show Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection, so...

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Three years of Zero Hunger

Jun 21, 15 Three years of Zero Hunger

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Three years into the Zero Hunger Challenge, it’s time to accelerate action and commitment to end hunger in our lifetimes. 21 June, 2015 – Three years after UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched his Zero Hunger Challenge, governments, groups and people around the world have built a global movement to end hunger – end it in...

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Ending hunger once and for all should become a global movement

Jun 04, 15 Ending hunger once and for all should become a global movement

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Citizens, producers and the private sector all have a role, FAO’s chief tells agriculture ministers meeting in Milan FAO NEWS | 4 June 2014 – “The entire world is called to join in a global movement to end hunger and malnutrition once and for all,” FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said during his...

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World hunger falls to under 800 million

May 27, 15 World hunger falls to under 800 million

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Eradication is next goal 72 countries have achieved the Millennium Development target of halving proportion of the chronically undernourished FAO NEWS | 27 May 2015 – The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million – 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 – or around one person out of every nine, according to...

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