Tag Archives: food security

Launching the International Year of Family Farming in Rural Australia

On the 9th of March, in the regional New South Wales town of Cowra, surrounded by vineyards, sheep, wheat, beetroot, asparagus and lettuce farms, UNIC Canberra launched the 2014 International Year of Family Farming. Continue reading

UNHCR Overview – Global programmes and partnerships


This overview looks at UNHCR’s efforts to improve the quality of its programmes in the following technical sectors: data and information management; shelter; education; public health; reproductive health and HIV; nutrition and food security; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); information management; livelihoods; and the environment.

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Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity


The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report released today. Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources is the first study to analyze the impacts of global food wastage from an environmental perspective, looking specifically at its consequences for the climate, water and land use, and biodiversity.

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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

World Economic and Social Survey 2013

World Economic and Social Survey 2013 Sustainable Development ChallengesNew strategies are needed to address the impacts of rapid urbanization around the world, including increasing demands for energy, water, sanitation, public services, education and health, according to the World Economic and Social Survey 2013, launched today at the United Nations. The 2013 Survey examines the many challenges that must be addressed to achieve sustainable development. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20 – set out a Continue reading