Social protections for vulnerable farmers and their families need to be expanded in many countries across the world, in recognition of the vital role they play in food production.
That’s according to Natalia Winder Rossi, a Senior Social Protection Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Afghanistan's southern provinces have suffered some of the deadliest fighting in the country for the past 10 years, leaving behind damaged infrastructure and displacing thousands of families, according to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA.
The Mission has been working with local media outlets to build support for Afghan-led peace and reconciliation efforts.
The migration of women who take up work in other countries can be empowering, according to a senior UN expert on population issues.
A report released by the UN shows that the number of migrants worldwide was 244 million in 2015, an increase of around 22 million over five years.
Half of those people are women or girls.
The ambitious global goal of tackling one of the oldest killers known to humans – malaria – has been achieved, the UN has said.
Announcing the development, the World Health Organization and UNICEF said that more than six million lives have been saved from malaria in the last 15 years, with the vast majority, children under five years old.
Despite the achievement, WHO warned that malaria continues to affect poor families the most.
Veronica Reeves has more.