food prices

Thursday's Daily Brief: UN chief remembers former Assembly President, Council on Africa's Great Lakes, FAO data shows stable food prices

A recap of Thursday's stories: Guterres addresses climate emergency in op-ed; UN envoy highlights 'golden opportunity' for Africa's Great Lakes region; FAO scales up banana crop protection against disease; Data shows September food prices held steady; Somalia Partnership Forum concludes.


News in Brief 6 June 2019

  • More than one million sexually transmitted infections occur every day: WHO 
  • UNICEF reopens thousands of schools in Iraq, but situation ‘remains bleak’ 
  • Global food prices continue to rise
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News in Brief 9 May 2019

  • ‘Absolutely abhorrent’ attack on ambulance in Libya 
  • UN rights expert urges Cambodia to change ‘political culture’ 
  • Swine fever linked to food price spike: FAO 
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News in Brief 05 April 2018

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Global food prices dip, surpluses to hit new highs

Prices have declined for some of the world’s most important foods as harvests continue to outstrip demand, the UN food and agricultural agency (FAO) said on Thursday.

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News in Brief 03 August 2017 (AM)

Syria Commission of Inquiry calls for justice for Yazidis

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News in Brief 10 July 2017 (AM)

Mosul recovery “significant step” in fight against terrorism: UN chief

The recovery of the Iraqi city of Mosul has been hailed by the UN Secretary-General as “a significant step in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.”

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News in Brief 06 July 2017 – AM

Global food costs rise to a near two-year high

Global food costs have risen to the highest in nearly two years, driven by record butter prices, together with the rising cost of wheat and meat.

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“Dramatic increase” in food insecurity: FAO report

There has been a “dramatic increase” in food insecurity around the world the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday.

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East Africa drought pushing food prices up sharply

Food prices in some East African markets have almost doubled in the past 12 months because of an ongoing drought, an economist with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

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