UN sustainable development forum ends with call for more investment in research

The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) wrapped up its annual session today by emphasizing the need for ramping up investment in research and development in innovative and sustainable agricultural technologies and infrastructure in poor countries.

Secretary-General Ban calls for ‘reinvigoration’ of agriculture

As the world faces a food crisis, agriculture requires “reinvigorating” to produce enough food to feed the burgeoning global population, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Water and sanitation vital to achieving other development goals, UN official says

Improving access to safe drinking water and decent sanitation worldwide will be critical to resolving many other challenges relating to sustainable development, such as desertification, rural health and ensuring that agriculture in poor countries is more effective, a United Nations official said today.