03 March 2014 – Ensuring food security is one of the most pressing challenges in Africa, which is increasingly losing ground as a result of challenges from climate change to land degradation, the top United Nations environment official today said, urging a stronger emphasis on the continent’s transition to a ‘green economy.’
27 February 2014 – Conflict, the flow of refugees and migration are worsening food security in the Near East, along with constraints on food production and a growing dependence on imports, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) told a conference in Rome today.
20 February 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that water scarcity is one of the most urgent food security issues facing countries of the Near East and North Africa, with fresh water availability in the region expected to drop by 50 per cent by 2050.
28 January 2014 – Following Tunisia's adoption of a new constitution, the United Nations human rights office today added its voice to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's in encouraging politicians to ensure that the next steps in the country's democratic transition are conducted in a “peaceful, inclusive and transparent" manner.
26 January 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended “another historic milestone” in Tunisia's democratic transition with the adoption of the country's new constitution.