27 September 2016, Rome--- The key role of agriculture in coping with and adapting to the impacts of climate change is widely acknowledged and is now part of the UNFCCC COP21 Paris Agreement and the framework for delivering the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. This side event showcased the global challenges of putting these global processes into action and illustrated these with concrete country examples while also considering the realities of taking action at appropriate scale and with appropriate investment.
26 September 2016, Rome--- The Committee on Agriculture will meet this week in Rome to discuss a range of issues to help ensure effective action by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. The Committee is one of FAO’s governing bodies and the Organization’s main technical advisory committee. The theme for this year’s conference is: Pathways to Sustainable Food and Agriculture. The issues, programmes and policies being discussed this week will be integral to the work of the organization going forward.
21 September 2016, Rome--- Global leaders are meeting today at the UN’s General Assembly in New York to discuss what is being called one of the biggest threats to global health - Antimicrobial resistance or AMR for short. This is only the fourth time in the history of the General Assembly that the UN will discuss a health topic. Previous high-level meetings included how to tackle large scale epidemics such as HIV, non- communicable diseases, and Ebola. AMR refers to the ability of disease causing micro-organisms to survive the use of antimicrobial treatments, which they were previously unable to (...)
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