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The International Day of Forests 2017

13 March 2017
The International Day of Forests (21 March) is fast approaching. This year's theme, Forests and Energy, aims to increase awareness of the ways in which sustainably managed forests are key to the world’s renewable energy equation. To find out more check...

2017 International Women’s Day

09 March 2017
To mark the 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD 2017), FAO, IFAD and WFP will host an event under the theme “Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty”.  This event will provide an opportunity to share...

Seminar on Learning from Youth Training Models in Latin America and the Caribbean: Considerations and Lessons for Youth in Rural Areas

07 March 2017
Youth is a separate labor market “problem/challenge” as it typically has a 2-3x unemployment rates of adults, but today increasingly disproportionate in some economies  (highest = Middle East (28%), North Africa, (30.5%), South Africa). It has the lowest youth labor...

FAO at the ECOSOC Youth Forum: Working with Young People

01 March 2017
30-31 January NEW YORK Around 900 participants attended the 2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum, held at UN Headquarters in New York and organized by UNDESA and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in partnership with the UN Inter-Agency Network on...

Getting Climate-Ready - a guide for schools on climate action

03 February 2017
Climate change poses a major threat to humanity. Researchers and communities have shown us that climate change affects where people can live, grow food, maintain infrastructure, and be healthy. Climate change is connected with many other global issues. For example,...
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