The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its aid partners are joining forces with health officials in Laos to tackle what they describe as alarming levels of malnutrition among children in nine provinces affected by floods and typhoons in the past two years.
The world’s largest and most comprehensive database on food, agriculture and hunger is now open to the public, free of charge, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.
The Asia-Pacific region – home to two-thirds of the world’s one billion malnourished people – must see growth in agricultural investment to tackle the hunger challenge, a senior United Nations official stressed today.
As the World Trade Organization (WTO) holds a ministerial-level gathering on global food security, a United Nations human rights expert today appealed for the trade community to place hunger high on its agenda and to join multilateral efforts to eradicate the scourge.
The crop prospects in the Horn of Africa for this year are poor, on the heels of below-average rainfall, violence and displacement, will intensify hunger in the region, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) cautioned today.
Investing in agriculture alone will not solve the food crisis, a United Nations independent expert said today, calling for stepped-up political will to address structural flaws in global food production, which is at the crux of the current emergency.
With the global economy beginning to show signs of turning the corner, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today issued an urgent plea to ensure that those hardest hit by the financial crisis – considered by many to have started one year ago this week – are not forgotten.
The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today mourned the passing of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman E. Borlaug, thanking him for being the agency's “great champion in the battle against hunger.”