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On World Food Day, UN lauds role of family farmers in ending global hunger

16 October 2014 – With over 800 million people worldwide still lacking access to healthy, nutritious food, family farmers must play an increasingly vital role in the global war on hunger, United Nations officials affirmed today, adding that the strong participation of the world’s family farmers can help “turn the tide” in shaping a new agenda for a sustainable future.

Eradicating poverty goes ‘hand in hand’ with biodiversity protection – UN officials

15 October 2014 – The protection of biodiversity is directly related to the eradication of poverty and stimulation of economic growth, senior United Nations officials stressed today at a meeting in Republic of Korea, calling on countries to take an integrated approach when it comes to development.

Marking World Day, UN spotlights rural women as ‘force’ that can drive global progress

15 October 2014 – Rural women are key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development, the United Nations declared ahead of the International Day commemorated as an opportunity to promote their empowerment.

On World Disaster Reduction Day, UN spotlights unique needs, vulnerabilities of older persons

13 October 2014 – Marking International Day for Disaster Reduction, the United Nations is spotlighting the need to address the vulnerabilities facing older persons, who suffer disproportionately high levels of death and injuries in different types of emergencies and disasters, ranging from weather events and epidemics to armed conflict.