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SDG2 of the July 2014 report of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals offers a comprehensive vision for food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture, and for the sustainable use and management of natural resources, writes Boubaker Ben-Belhassen, FAO post-2015 focal point and Director...
As the focus of the post-2015 development agenda shifts from goals and targets to measurement and means, discussion is building on innovative ways to address the world’s most pressing challenges. The ambition of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets will mean a significant investment of resources, and sharing...
It may not be as visually striking as a green forest or appear as vital as fresh water, but plain-looking soil is a natural resource just as essential to sustaining life on Earth. Soil provides nutrients, water and minerals to plants and trees, stores carbon and is home to billions of...
Among the most pressing challenges facing the world today is feeding a growing global population projected to increase from over 7 billion currently to over 9 billion by 2050. This challenge is compounded by the additional threats of climate change, increasing water and land scarcity, soil and land degradation, and...
(UN News Center) - Calling for inclusive, agile and coordinated action to usher in an era of sustainable development for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today presented the United Nations General Assembly with an advance version of his so-called “synthesis report,” which will guide negotiations for a new global agenda centred on people...
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