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10th Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights

29 Nov 2021 - 01 Dec 2021

Geneva, Switzerland

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and this will form the central theme of the 2021 Forum. This milestone provides an opportunity to look back at progress and challenges to-date and, more importantly, to inspire a renewed push for scaled-up global implementation by [...]

World food import bill to reach a record high in 2021

11 Nov 2021


Rome - Global food trade has accelerated and is poised to hit an all-time record in both volume and value terms, according to a new report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). While global food trade has shown “remarkable resilience to disruptions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic”, rapidly [...]

World food prices reach new peak since July 2011

04 Nov 2021


Rome - The world food price barometer surged to a new peak reaching its highest level since July 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported today. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged [...]

Tea and coffee: celebrating their cultural, social and economic importance

20 Oct 2021

Virtual/Onsite event

Rome – Global tea and coffee experts came together today to explore and celebrate the cultural, social, and economic importance of the world’s two most popular beverages including their role in making agri-food systems more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable. The Dialogue on Tea and Coffee, part of World Food Day celebrations hosted by [...]

OECD-FAO Guidance, due diligence and de-risking agricultural supply chains from deforestation,

20 Oct 2021

Virtual event (Webinar)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) are pleased to invite you to the webinar “Climate finance opportunities to foster forest-positive agriculture.” This session will be the third of three online events to be held in September and October under the [...]

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