food

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Soaring obesity rates, sustainable development funding alliance, new UN office to support Haiti

A recap of Wednesday’s main stories: Poor global diets triggering obesity; cancer incidents expected to rise indicates new 'atlas'; CEOs join UN to tackle SDG funding; New UN Mission launches in Haiti; to blend better into Big Apple life, NYC restaurant gives migrants, refugees and fresh start.

Monday’s Daily Brief: 70,000 children displaced in northeast Syria, Guterres commends UN-led peace deal for Ecuador, deadly airstrikes in Libya's Tripoli

A recap of Monday’s stories: UNICEF estimates some 70,000 children have been newly displaced in northeast Syria; UN chief sounds alarm on threat of ISIL amid fighting in Syria; Secretary-General welcomes start of Ecuador peace dialogue; Deadly Libya attacks 'blatant violation' of human rights; Food agencies reveal scale of global food waste problem. 

Culture is ‘the best diplomacy we know’, UNESCO assistant chief declares

Beyond nourishing us, food can serve as “a great path to follow” to understand the development changes that are needed for a sustainable future.

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‘From farm to plate’, first-ever World Food Safety Day demonstrates the need to take unsafe food off the menu

Unsafe food kills an estimated 420,000 people every year, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, just ahead of the first-ever UN World Food Safety Day. Children under-five are the most at risk, carrying 40 per cent of the foodborne disease burden, amounting to 125,000 deaths every year.

The Baldwins talk healthy eating, and a healthy planet

We have been “absolutely shameful stewards” of the environment, according to Academy Award-nominated actor and activist Alec Baldwin, who stopped by our UN News studio with his wife Hilaria after they spoke at the launch of a new UN-backed report that links food and health with a sustainable plan

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News in Brief 31 December 2018

  • International cooperation leads to a winning world, says UN chief
  • ‘Stealing’ food from hungry Yemenis ‘must stop immediately’
  • Afghanistan’s new presidential elections set for July 2019
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News in Brief 08 November 2018

  • Supporting host countries that support refugees
  • Central African Republic still in cross-hairs
  • Weigh up the real cost of burgers, urges UN Environment
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Latest world hunger report an ‘alarming signal’ says senior UN economist

More people were hungry in 2017 than at any time over the previous decade, according to the latest edition of the annual flagship UN report State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.  Cindy Holleman, a senior economist with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and one of the lead authors of the study, spoke to UN News’ Yasmina Guerda about the key findings of the report.

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News In Brief 07 September 2018

  • WFP prepares for Idlib displacement as insecurity mars start of school year
  • Yemen Consultations continue, opposition delegation awaited
  • UN agencies ‘ready to assess villages in Rakhine State’, awaiting access
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News in Brief 07 March 2018

  • UN rights chief repeats call for ICC to take up Syria
  • Transform food systems in Latin America and Caribbean to fight obesity: FAO
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