03 December 2013 – The world will need 70 per cent more food, as measured by calories, to feed a global population of 9.6 billion in 2050, and must achieve this through improvements in the way people produce and consume, according to a report released today by the United Nations and its partners.
26 November 2013 – Milk and dairy products from underutilized animals such as llama, donkey or yak should be more widely used to counteract high cow milk prices, the United Nations food agency today said urging Governments to invest in programmes that help poor families keep small dairy livestock.
21 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took his campaign to galvanise an urgent global response to climate change to the world’s cities today, stressing that changes in urban planning, home building and transportation can usher in a low-carbon future that benefits both people and the planet.
20 November 2013 – The United Nations anti-drug and crime agency today named Colombian footballer Radamel Falcao García Zárate as its Goodwill Ambassador for drug prevention.
08 November 2013 – The top United Nations human rights official warned today that the deteriorating violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) may spin out of control, further destabilizing the country.
05 November 2013 – From helping developing countries provide cancer treatment to verifying the non-diversion of nuclear material for military purposes, the United Nations atomic watchdog agency continues to pursue its goal of promoting safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.
05 November 2013 – The United Nations today launched an emergency response programme to support farmers in northern Benin who lost crops, livestock and fishing grounds when the region was hit by floods in August.
29 October 2013 – The United Nations food and agricultural agency today called for greater national and international efforts to bring agricultural biotechnologies to smallholder producers in developing countries to improve their livelihoods and food security amid adversity from climate change.