User: indiatogether Topic: Human Rights
Category: Hunger
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UN launches 2016 International Year of Pulses, celebrating benefits of legumes 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Nov 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Under the slogan 'nutritious seeds for a sustainable future,' the United Nations, led by its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), on Tuesday launched the 2016 International Year of Pulses to raise awareness about the protein power and health benefits of all kinds of dried beans and peas, boost their production and trade, and encourage new and smarter uses throughout the food chain.
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Food safety and trade should improve nutrition and boost development: UN agencies 1.1.1970 Sify News
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed on Monday to strengthen their cooperation to promote international food trade and safety in ways that improve nutrition and allow small-scale producers to have better access to international agricultural markets.
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South Sudan: UN launches nutrition screening as hunger threatens lives of children 1.1.1970 Sify News
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have stepped up their activities in South Sudan after the recently released Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) on Thursday revealed that nearly 237,000 children in the country are estimated to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
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UN official pleads for access to Yemeni city of Taiz to avert humanitarian tragedy 1.1.1970 Sify News
The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday pleaded for the "safe and immediate access" to Taiz, where food aid last reached the besieged city in southern Yemen five weeks ago, warning that "if this situation continues the damage from hunger will be irreversible."
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UN agencies warn of deteriorating food security in Southern Madagascar 1.1.1970 Sify News
Leading food agencies of the United Nations warned that 46 per cent of the population from eight regions of Madagascar, comprising of 1.9 million people are food insecure, including 450,000 people who face chronic food insecurity.
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Global food accord aims to tackle hunger in protracted crises: UN agency 1.1.1970 Sify News
The first global agreement involving all stakeholders of food aid aims to "do business differently" in order to combat hunger and undernutrition among people living in protracted crises around the world, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday.
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Milan Expo: UN officials call for social protection and fairer food systems 1.1.1970 Sify News
Celebrating World Food Day at the Milan Expo 2015, senior United Nations officials joined leading figures in the global fight against hunger in an appeal to the international community to speed up efforts on eradicating hunger and improving the way food is produced and consumed.
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'Hunger is more than a lack of food – it is a terrible injustice,' says Ban 1.1.1970 Sify News
On World Food Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is underlining that "hunger is more than a lack of food—it is a terrible injustice," while reaffirming the global community’s commitment to work together “to end hunger in our lifetime.”
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Food distribution for 3.5 mn Bangladesh students 1.1.1970 Sify News
The Bangladesh government in association with the World Food Programme is distributing free food items to 3.5 million primary students in the country, officials said on Thursday.
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Morocco's agriculture-focused 'Green Plan' must benefit all: UN rights expert 1.1.1970 Sify News
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, has commended Morocco's achievements in reducing extreme poverty and eliminating hunger through crucial economic and social reforms, while also urging the authorities to reach all regions, paying particular attention to those living in remote areas and vulnerable groups.
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UN and French Government urge inclusion of food security in climate change debate 1.1.1970 Sify News
Targeted policies and investments in food security and agriculture should be at the centre of debates on climate change, according to a top UN official and the French Minister for Agriculture, speaking at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome this week.
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Central Africa: UNWFP delivers food aid to thousands displaced by violence in capital 1.1.1970 Sify News
The World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Wednesday that aid workers have reached more than 30,000 newly displaced people in desperate need of food in the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, where the situation remains "tense and volatile" after a new surge in violence.
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Expanding social protection offers a faster track to ending hunger: UN report 1.1.1970 Sify News
A new report published on Tuesday by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) finds that social protection is emerging as a critical tool in the drive to eradicate hunger, yet the vast majority of the world’s rural poor are yet to be covered.
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UN forum on food security focuses on eradicating hunger by 2030 1.1.1970 Sify News
Marking the first international gathering on food security and nutrition since world leaders approved the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) commenced on Monday, focusing on ending hunger by 2030.
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UN calls on young people to champion global goal of ending hunger by 2030 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) United Nations officials on Saturday called on youth to champion the cause of ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition – one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) world leaders committed themselves to on Friday.
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Malawi facing worst food crisis in decade, requires $81 million in relief aid - UN agency 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Sept 26 (IBNS) More than 2.8 million people will face hunger in the coming months in the worst food crisis in a decade in Malawi, where a staggering four out of every 10 children suffer from stunting, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday.
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Global brands join forces with UN to boost food aid to families affected by war 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Sept 21 (IBNS)The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Sunday unveiled a new partnership with some of the world's leading companies, including McDonald's, Burger King, Facebook, Google and MasterCard, in an unprecedented effort to support refugees and displaced people struggling to feed their families.
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UNWFP chief and U2's Bono urge to address hunger needs of people fleeing conflict 1.1.1970 Sify News
As the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) continues to face challenges in funding its emergency response in Syria, the agency's Executive Director Ertharin Cousin has thanked U2 lead singer and ONE co-founder Bono, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Ireland's Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney for their efforts to give voice and support to the world's hungry poor.
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FAO and MasterCard join forces to support refugees and small-scale farmers 1.1.1970 Sify News
Residents at the Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya will soon be able to buy charcoal produced in an environmentally-friendly way by local farmers as part of an innovative new alliance between the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and MasterCard to support small farmers and poor families.
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UN kicks-off global events for World Humanitarian Day as Ban declares 'each one of us can make a difference' 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Aug 19 (IBNS) On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is drawing attention to the 100 million people affected by natural disasters, conflict, hunger and disease, whose needs are far outstripping the capacity to help them, but he is also reminding the international community that "each one of us can make a difference" and "create a more humane world."
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