Americas

UN agency organizes conference on agrarian reform aimed at helping rural poor

With three quarters of the world's 852 million men and women who suffer from hunger depending on farming for survival, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has invited Latin American leaders to a conference next week aimed at forging strategies to help lift millions out of their grinding poverty.

Colombia: UN rights office condemns fresh ‘war crimes’ by leftist rebels

United Nations human rights officials have accused the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – Popular Army (FARC-EP) of committing new war crimes in the recent massacres of nine bus passengers and nine members of a local municipal council.