Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Nurturing a New Generation of Food Leaders

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NAIROBI, KENYA, Sep 22 (IPS) - Food security experts have raised an alarm that with as many as 811 million people the world...

From We the Peoples to Our Common Agenda, the United Nations is a Work...

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NEW YORK, Sep 22 (IPS) - When the UN Charter was being drafted in the closing days of the Second World War in...

For Healthier Food Systems: Turn the Tide Against Ultra-Processed Products

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MELBOURNE, Sep 21 (IPS) - COVID-19 has exposed serious vulnerabilities in how people around the world access and consume food.One of the more...

The UN Food Systems Summit and Some Issues of Concern

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LETHBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 21 (IPS) - Why is the UN holding a Food Systems Summit? Two issues that need discussion at the international...

Progressive Taxation for Our Times

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 21 (IPS) - As developing countries struggle to cope with the pandemic, they risk being set back further by...

Food Experts’ Expectations for Global Food Systems Transformation

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DOMINICA, Sep 20 (IPS) - Dubbed ‘the People’s Summit, the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) hopes to put the world back on...

UNESCO hails return of looted ancient Gilgamesh tablet to Iraq

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The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet - one of the oldest surviving literary works in history - is to be returned to Iraq by the United...

Fundamental Changes Needed at UN Summit to Tackle Global Food Insecurity

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BRIGHTON, UK, Sep 20 (IPS) - COVID-19 has exposed numerous fractures in global food systems that leave millions at risk of food insecurity....

Counting on youth, for an ‘equitable and sustainable world for all’

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At a virtual event on Friday commemorating the International Day of Peace, the UN chief saluted the “voices, vision and commitment of young people...

Barilla Foundation Report Highlights Need for Food Companies to Align with Sustainable Development Goals

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Sep 16 (IPS) - In the backdrop of rising hunger, half of the world’s population living on unhealthy diets, a third of agricultural...

Torture, killings, lawlessness, still blight Burundi’s rights record

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The people of Burundi continue to endure serious human rights violations including possible crimes against humanity, the majority committed by those with links to...

UN Staffers Under Pandemic Restrictions, but Diplomats to Wine & Dine Unrestrained

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UNITED NATIONS, Sep 16 (IPS) - When hundreds of delegates and diplomats arrive in New York city next week for the new 76th...

FROM THE FIELD: Women owning the peace

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The contribution of women activists towards building peace across the world is being highlighted in a UN exhibition of images taken by women photographers...

UN sends Gabon peacekeepers home from Central African Republic, following abuse allegations

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The United Nations announced on Wednesday that all Gabonese military units deployed to the peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA, are to...

New South Sudan Parliament can ‘infuse urgency’ into peace process

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South Sudan has made history with the appointment of two women to senior leadership positions within its Transitional National Legislature, the top United Nations...