Posts Tagged Poverty

The Movement Fighting Inequality is Growing…

From an article published on ipsnews.net in December 2018: JOHANNESBURG, Dec 20 2018 (IPS) – The world’s political and economic elites, that will once again gather at the Swiss mountain resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) 22-25 January, have become all too predictable. It’s not difficult to predict what they will say, […]

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Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women…

ROME, Jun 19 2018 (IPS) – We worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted… Read the article here at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/06/food-sustainability-migration-nutrition-women/

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Wider Views for More Equal Societies…

ROME, May 2 2018 (IPS) – Inequalities are on the rise. Since 1980, 1% of the richest people have received double income than the 50% of the poorest. After several years of decline, hunger is also on the rise. The report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World estimates that the number of chronically undernourished […]

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United Nations News Centre – Key trends for infrastructure development and industrialization in spotlight at special UN meeting… 

(News from un.org) The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) told the body’s special meeting that infrastructure, industrialization and innovation are essential in global efforts to eradicate poverty as they enable growth and sustainable development… Read the report here: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56873#.WTFS-_wpCSw

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FAO launches an umbrella programme to support responsible investments in agriculture and food system… 

Upcoming FAO activity in relation to the UN SDG programme in Abu Dhabi, read about this activity here :FAO launches an umbrella programme to support responsible investments in agriculture and food system

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Climate Change Adaptation – Key to Reaching Zero Hunger in Latin America… 

Intro from ipsnews.net: Climate change is leading to major modifications in agricultural production in Latin America and the Caribbean, and if mitigation and adaptation measures of the productive system are not urgently adopted, threats to food security will be exacerbated. This could reverse the significant progress made in the region by means of plans to […]

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Forests: To Farm or Not to Farm? …

Summary: “The dilemma is critical: on the one hand, there is an absolute need to produce more food for the world’s steadily growing population; on the other, there is pressing urgency to halt -and further revert- the increasing trend to deplete the forests, which are as necessary for human survival as it is for ensuring […]

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Hunger a Matter of Global Security…

Summary (article from ipsnews.net): Food insecurity, at the heart of a great number of conflicts, should be considered a matter of world security if the international community wants to succeed in achieving long-lasting peace… Read the article here: Hunger, a Matter of Global Security

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Tackling Climate Change in the Caribbean: Natural Solutions to a Human Induced Problem (ipsnews.net)…

“SIDS are even more vulnerable to climate change impacts —and risk losing more. Global warming has very high associated damages and costs to families, communities and entire countries, including their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.“ (Article by Jessica Faieta is United Nations Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional […]

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MDGs produced most successful anti-poverty movement in history: UN report | UNDP…

Summary: The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as a springboard for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched… by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Read the article here at undp.org: MDGs produced most successful […]

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