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Pope Francis urges concrete action in global nutrition challenge at UN conference in Rome

School girls at Ibn Sina school in Gaza enjoying their WFP in-school snack. Photo: WFP/Eman Mohammed20 November 2014 – Pope Francis today urged leaders attending a United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) nutrition conference in Rome to view food and nutrition and the environment as global public issues at a time when nations are more tightly linked with each other than ever before.”


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At global food conference, UN officials sound the call for better global nutrition

Project Laser Beam19 November 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon observed that while “a great deal of progress” had been made since his Zero Hunger Challenge was first issued, the world needed to “redouble” its efforts in eliminating hunger and improving nutrition.”


UN, MasterCard join forces to launch online donation platform in Italy

Project Laser Beam6 November 2014 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), MasterCard and the Italian postal service are launching the world’s first online donation platform that will allow Italians to automatically make micro-donations to support school meal projects in developing countries every time they use their card.


Project Laser Beam aims for Zero Hunger

Project Laser Beam3 November 2014 – UN and public agencies, governments and the private sector are increasingly entering into public-private partnerships to develop new ways of addressing old problems like hunger. One example is Project Laser Beam, a five-year, multi-million dollar initiative to turn the tide on child undernutrition.


UN agencies launch new joint initiative targeting elimination of global food waste

Grains24 October 2014 - The world wastes enough food to feed an estimated two billion people, the United Nations said today as its three Rome-based food agencies announced the launch of a digital platform designed to take aim at the growing problem of "food loss."


Lauding global success in fighting hunger, Ban urges sustained commitment

MDG Goal 1

25 September 2014 – Despite a rising global population and the perilous effects of climate change, the goal of eliminating hunger around the world remains within reach, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.



India accepts the Zero Hunger Challenge

MDG Goal 1

10 August 2014 – A high level meeting on family farming and small holder farmers in Asia and the Pacific has concluded with a consensus for greater support for millions of family and small-holder farmers across the region, who constitute more than 80 percent of total farmers, and renewed efforts to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced.  

FAO welcomes commitment to fight hunger from the Community of Portuguese Language Countries

Mother and a baby

23 July 2014 - CPLP heads of state and government approved the Dili Declaration, which among other things highlighted the need to eradicate hunger and poverty in the CPLP and placed food and nutrition security as a permanent issue on the agendas until 2025.




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