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.

Guidelines on keeping illegally caught fish from global supply chains near ‘finish line’ – UN agency

A push to establish internationally-agreed standards to keep illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers' plates has taken an important step forward, the United Nations agricultural agency, said today as a measure aiming to create a “gold standard” for catch documentation nears the finish line.

UN honours activists from India, Mexico and Russia for work on biodiversity protection

The United Nations today paid tribute to three activists who were awarded a top prize for biodiversity protection.

Report: Small farmers can earn big returns by investing in climate adaptation

IFAD report shows that for every dollar invested through its Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), farmers could earn a return of between $1.40 and $2.60 over a 20 year period by applying climate change adaptation practices.

‘Monster’ El Niño subsides but impact on children set to worsen as disease, malnutrition spread – UNICEF

While the 2015-2016 El Niño – one of the strongest on record – has ended, its devastating impact on children is worsening, as hunger, malnutrition and disease continue to increase following the severe droughts and floods spawned by the event, a new report from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed today.

Global food prices rose in June; wheat harvest outlook robust – UN agency

Global food commodity prices rose 4.2 per cent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, also noting improved production prospects for the year ahead.

Response to El Niño must be ramped up amid preparedness for La Niña’s likely knock-on effect – UN

Failure to prepare for and adapt to the 'new normal' of increasing climate-linked emergencies such as El Niño could put global development targets at risk and deepen widespread human suffering in areas already hard hit by floods and droughts, top United Nations officials said in Rome today.

On World Day, UN hails cooperatives as drivers of sustainable future

Cooperatives are an old idea but more relevant than ever as they can be the drivers of a sustainable future, senior United Nations officials said on the International Day of Cooperatives today, urging Governments to create an enabling environment for these groups to thrive and grow.

Caribbean region must boost efforts to prepare for increased drought – UN report

Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, so countries in the region must enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security and hunger eradication, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said in a new report.

UN highlights risk reduction, mitigation to combat El Niño’s impact in Central America’s Dry Corridor

The international community must take urgent action to help build resilience, food security, and restore livelihoods in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, which are impacted by drought and other extreme-weather effects of the El Niño phenomenon, senior United Nations officials today said.

2018-04-22T11:58:55-04:0030 Jun 2016|Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

UN agencies to meet on El Niño’s ‘devastating impact’ in Central America’s Dry Corridor

With the El Niño climate event devastating Central America’s so-called Dry Corridor, where one of the worst droughts in decades has left 3.5 million people food insecure, United Nations agencies will gather this week to discuss ways to improve the long-term response to the weather developments in the region.

El Niño puts more than 26 million children at risk in Eastern and Southern Africa – UNICEF

One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has placed the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported.

New UN study identifies small fish with ‘big role’ to play feeding Africa’s drylands

Small, fast growing wild fish could be crucial allies in the race to end hunger in some of the world's most chronically poor and underfed regions, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on fisheries in the drylands of sub-Saharan Africa.

2018-04-22T11:59:21-04:0015 Jun 2016|Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|
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