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Regional cooperation for food security in South Asia

H.E. Prof. K.V. Thomas, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India, addressing the inaugural session of the South Asia Policy Dialogue on Regional Cooperation for Strengthening Food Security Strategies, at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.Photo Credit: UN ESCAPAs the Parliament of India debated the milestone National Food Security Bill, some 90 food security experts and policy makers from seven countries in South Asia converged in New Delhi to discuss priorities for accelerating effective regional cooperation for food security. Organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Continue reading

501 Fijian troops join UNDOF on the Israel-Syria border

UN peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) patrol the Golan Heights area between Camp Faouar and Camp Ziouani. The peacekeeping mission was established by Security Council resolution 350 (1974) of 31 May 1974 to: maintain the ceasefire between Israel and Syria; supervise the disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces; and supervise the areas of separation and limitation, as provided in the May 1974 Agreement on Disengagement. 07 April 2011 Golan Heights, SyriaAccording to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, as of 29 July, UNDOF has 1,166 troops comprised of 501 from Fiji, 193 from India, 339 from Philippines, 130 from Nepal, and three staff officers from Ireland. As for the situation in the Golan, it remains volatile; there are clashes between the Syrian Armed Forces Continue reading