Latin America and Caribbean

After decade of progress, rural areas of Latin America, Caribbean slide back into poverty – UN report

For the first time in a decade, the number of people falling into poverty in rural Latin America and the Caribbean has increased by two million, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, which called the worrying trend a “historical reversal.”

News in Brief 07 November 2018

  • Fighting in Yemen could set off a 'humanitarian catastrophe:' UN Spokesperson
  • Poor diets threaten health more than malaria, tuberculosis, measles – new UN report
  • Hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean compounded by inequality: UN report
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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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News in Brief 22 February 2018

  • UN report details violations of right to freedom of expression in South Sudan
  • FAO calls for decent agricultural jobs for Africa’s youth
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