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19 stories found over the past 45 days
Food safety and trade should improve nutrition and boost development – UN agencies

02 November 2015 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed today to strengthen their cooperation to promote international food trade and safety in ways that improve nutrition and allow small-scale producers to have better access to international agricultural markets.

Senior UN official pleads for access to Yemeni city of Taiz to avert humanitarian tragedy

29 October 2015 – The World Food Programme (WFP) today pleaded for the “‘safe and immediate access” to Taiz, where food aid last reached the besieged city in southern Yemen five weeks ago, warning that “if this situation continues the damage from hunger will be irreversible.”

UN agencies warn of deteriorating food security in Southern Madagascar

28 October 2015 – Leading food agencies of the United Nations warned that 46 per cent of the population from eight regions of Madagascar, comprising of 1.9 million people are food insecure, including 450,000 people who face chronic food insecurity.

South Sudan: UN calls for immediate access to conflict-affected areas to prevent ‘catastrophe’

22 October 2015 – Three United Nations agencies today warned that extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan, as a new analysis found that 3.9 million people nationwide now face severe food insecurity.

New global food accord aims to tackle hunger in protracted crises – UN agency

16 October 2015 – The first global agreement involving all stakeholders of food aid aims to “do business differently” in order to combat hunger and undernutrition among people living in protracted crises around the world, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

At Milan Expo, senior UN officials call for social protection and fairer food systems

16 October 2015 – Celebrating World Food Day at the Milan Expo 2015, senior United Nations officials joined leading figures in the global fight against hunger in an appeal to the international community to speed up efforts on eradicating hunger and improving the way food is produced and consumed.

‘Hunger is more than a lack of food – it is a terrible injustice,’ says Ban on World Food Day

16 October 2015 – On World Food Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is underlining that “hunger is more than a lack of food—it is a terrible injustice,” while reaffirming the global community’s commitment to work together “to end hunger in our lifetime.”

UN agency hails pledge by more than 100 cities to fight hunger and improve nutrition

15 October 2015 – Cities have a key role to play in ending hunger and improving nutrition, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, welcoming a commitment by more than 100 cities from around the world to make food systems in urban areas more equitable and sustainable.

‘Rural women are the backbone of sustainable livelihoods,’ Ban declares on International Day

15 October 2015 – Marking the International Day of Rural Women, the United Nations today affirmed the role of women as significant and crucial for the progress of rural households, local and national economies.