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The Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Millennium Development Goals
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...
As the clock ticks on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world community is deep in discussion over the successor global framework. The MDGs have helped cut poverty by half and the hunger target is within reach, but there are still more than 800 million people hungry. Meanwhile, new challenges have...
  Thirteen countries today won recognition from FAO for outstanding progress in fighting hunger, an achievement which includes reaching international targets ahead of the end-of-2015 deadline. Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, the Philippines and Uruguay are the latest in a growing list of countries to...
The post-2015 development agenda featured prominently among topics discussed at the 41st annual session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome from 13-18 October. The world’s foremost inclusive intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder platform for food security and nutrition brought together hundreds of representatives from governments, civil society organizations, private...
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