Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Unhealthy diets could undo progress on food security in Asia-Pacific, warns UN report

Urgent action is needed to tackle malnutrition and promote consumption of healthier foods in the Asia-Pacific region – home to most of the world’s undernourished people – the United Nations food security agency said Friday.

2017-11-10T17:37:37-04:0010 Nov 2017|Goal 2: Zero Hunger, Goal 3: Good Health, News|

Cities and local policies key to overcome hunger, stresses head of UN agency

Highlighting the potential of cities to address malnutrition, the head of the United Nations food security agency has called for innovative partnerships between urban centres and wide range of stakeholders to overcome the challenge of food waste and to ensure a healthy and nutritious diet for all.

2018-04-22T11:49:49-04:0020 Oct 2017|Goal 11: Sustainable Cities, Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

Breastfeeding is ‘smartest investment’ families, communities and countries can make – UN

Kicking off World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations today stressed that although breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for infants and mothers, investment shortcomings impede the practice.

Safe, effective family planning is key to ’empowering people, developing nations’ – UN

If the demand of women in developing countries who wanted access to safe and effective family planning was met, it would reduce an estimated 100,000 maternal death and avert 67 million unintended pregnancies, the United Nations population agency today said.

Low food prices foreseen in 2017-2026, but countries need to keep markets stable – UN-OECD report

Noting projections of low prices for food commodities over the next decade on the back of abundant stocks of cereal and other staples, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report have underlined the need for governments continue efforts to provide stability to world food markets.

2018-04-22T11:51:30-04:0010 Jul 2017|Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

Monthly global food price index up 1.4 per cent; cereal stocks set to hit new record, says UN agency

Rising prices of cereals, meat and dairy products have pushed the global food price index up by 1.4 per cent compared to last month and 7.0 per cent compared to last year, the United Nations agriculture agency has said.

2018-04-22T11:51:38-04:0006 Jul 2017|Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

PGA on “Be the Change for SDGs Week”

The President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Peter Thomson, joined staff on a tour of the United Nations Food Gardens this week to learn more about urban agriculture and locally-sourced food. The event, organized as part of the “Be the Change for SDGs Week”, showcased the composting efforts and healthy food growing taking place on the grounds of the Secretariat Building. It also touched on the need to raise awareness about food security. 

Food insecurity threatens children in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia – UNICEF

Calling for immediate humanitarian action amid rising malnutrition, thirst and disease, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today that millions of lives are at risk in four countries stretching from Africa to the Middle East.

2018-04-22T11:51:58-04:0023 Jun 2017|Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

On World Tuna Day, UN cites importance of sustainably managed fish stocks in achieving 2030 Agenda

As migratory tuna species account for 20 per cent of the value of all marine capture fisheries and over eight per cent of all globally traded seafood, the inaugural celebration by the United Nations of World Tuna Day is an important step in recognizing the critical role of tuna to sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world.