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United Nations Ebola Response: Information & Facts

Health Workers in Liberia Battle EbolaThe United Nations has launched an unprecedented response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa which is being coordinated through the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). UNMEER is the first-ever UN emergency health mission, temporary in nature it will respond to immediate needs related to the fight against Ebola.  Continue reading

DPI Syria Update No. 66 – 29 October 2014

Homs Faces Renewed Round of ShellingLatest DPI Syria Update. This bulletin covers the Secretary-General’s call for increased assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, UNHCR’s concerns over a proposal by Spain to legalise automatic returns of refugees from two enclaves in North Africa, as well as UNRWA’s appeal for humanitarian access to Yarmouk’s Palestinian refugee camp. Continue reading

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Millenium Development Goals posterThe International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the post-2015 development agenda. Continue reading

University Students pitch marketing ideas for the Zero Hunger Challenge at the 2015 Milano Expo

IMG_4696On the 15 October, University of Canberra students pitched advertising campaigns that were designed to generate awareness and action on the issue of food waste to be part of the UN’s participation at the Milan Expo in 2015, which will be themed The Zero Hunger Challenge. United for a Sustainable World. Continue reading

World Food Day

TPhoto: ©FAO/ Daniel Haydukhe 2014 World Food Day theme – Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth” – has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas. Continue reading