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

International Day of Rural Women

Three women plant seeds at a farm The International Day of Rural Women was established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, that recognized “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.” Continue reading

Discussing the Post-2015 Development Agenda with Young Australians

1924493_1484754188475299_3276770623710126707_nOn the 4 October, UNIC Canberra discussed the Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 development agenda with 200 young Australians participating in the National Capital Model United Nations at the Australian National University. Continue reading