Daily Archives: September 7, 2017

7 09, 2017

Global food prices fall in August as cereal output heads for record high – UN

2017-11-16T15:32:45+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. A news release said that the FAO Food Price Index declined 1.3 per cent from July, ending three months of consecutive increases. However, the Index – [...]

7 09, 2017

UN summit spotlights financial need to combat land degradation

2017-11-16T15:32:46+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

The head of the United Nations body tasked with addressing desertification today stressed the importance of financing for national commitments to combat land degradation, as a global summit on the issue got underway in China. “It would be intolerable for me that we have invested so much time and effort into getting to this point and you, [...]

7 09, 2017

UN to follow up on Ocean Conference Voluntary Commitments

2017-09-11T13:46:24+00:00 September 7th, 2017|News, Press material|

The UN has launched a process to follow up on the outcome of the Ocean Conference and the 1,400 commitments made by governments, the United Nations system, civil society organizations, academia, the scientific community, and the private sector. At the Ocean Conference, 193 Member States of the United Nations committed to a set of ambitious [...]