food security

Head of UN agency applauds China-Africa forum’s commitment on food security

The head of the United Nations food agency today welcomed the declaration by the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation underlining the critical role that investment in food security, agriculture and infrastructure plays in feeding people on the continent.

Ban names senior official to lead efforts to combat growing number of hungry

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named a Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition to stem and reverse the mounting number of children, women and men worldwide suffering from chronic hunger.

UN rights expert credits Brazil with major progress on improving access to food

Brazil has made substantial progress in ensuring all its citizens have access to food, but authorities in the South American nation should do more to help the most vulnerable groups, such as the landless and small farmers, a United Nations human rights expert said today.

Revolution to end hunger in developing world on the way, says UN official

An agricultural revolution is about to explode in the developing world, sparked by a $20 billion commitment aimed at boosting efforts to feed the billion people worldwide suffering from chronic hunger, a senior United Nations official said today on the eve of historic high-level talks aimed at detailing the reforms.

Talks between UN and Ivorian officials focus on food security, rural poor

Achieving national food security in Côte d’Ivoire and addressing the needs of the smallholder farmers and the rural poor were among the topics discussed during a visit by the head of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) that wrapped up today.

UN official praises G8 leaders' commitment to boosting food security

The recent pledge made by leaders of the so-called Group of Eight (G8) industrialized countries to mobilize $20 billion to boost food security is a “substantive” commitment, a senior United Nations official said today.

Helping world’s hungry also promotes peace and stability – Ban

By helping the world’s hungry, who now number one billion, the international community can also secure a more peaceful and stable future for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations today in L’Aquila, Italy.

Secretary-General discusses food security on visit to St. Louis

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Missouri today to deliver a speech at St. Louis University on food security and other global issues, part of his campaign to reach out to the American public, his spokesperson said.

Steps to boost food security should benefit Benin’s most vulnerable – UN expert

An independent United Nations human rights expert has welcomed Benin’s efforts to boost food security, while stressing that they should not only increase production but also improve the lives of the country’s most vulnerable.

DPR Korea: 40 per cent of population in danger of going hungry, say UN agencies

An estimated 40 per cent of the population of the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (DPRK) – almost 9 million people – will be in need of urgent food aid in the next few months due to a shortage in cereals, according to a new United Nations report.