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The second event in the series of regional webinars on FAO and the Youth took place on June 6. The webinar aimed at presenting FAO's internal institutional mechanisms for youth mainstreaming, as well as at sharing country-level examples of how FAO country offices are actively supporting the meaningful contribution of...
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The increasing impacts of climate change are threatening the viability of rural agricultural livelihoods, posing unprecedented challenges and disrupting migration patterns. The World Bank estimated that 216 million people in six regions could move within their countries by 2050. Migration is an important livelihood diversification strategy that can contribute to...
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On 8 June, the FAO Regional Office for Africa (FAORAF), in collaboration with the FAO Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division (ESP), organized a webinar on the importance of 'Youth' as a crosscutting theme within FAO's programmatic work. The event, titled Youth - From ''who and how'' to country...
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Migrants and diaspora communities represent a powerful force for the development of their countries of origin, both through remittances and the promotion of trade, investments, innovation and knowledge transfer. They contribute to their home countries’ economic growth, spurring economic diversification and job creation in key sectors of the economy, but...
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During the week of 15 to 20 May 2022, the Government of South Africa and the International Labour Organization (ILO) hosted the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour (5GCCL). It came at a critical time. Despite progress in many regions, 160 million children are still in child labour.  The Conference...
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Within the framework of the ‘’Building Resilience in the Sahel Region through Job Creation for Youth’’ project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the FAO organized, in partnership with the G5 Sahel Secretariat and facilitated by PROCASUR, the Regional Forum ‘’Youth Resilience through inclusion in...
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Revisit FAO’s engagements during the first IMRF, at the crossroads of human mobility, rural development, and the need to transform our agrifood systems. The first quadrennial International Migration Review Forum 2022 (IMRF) took place in New York from 17-20 May. Convened by the UN General Assembly, the IMRF serves as the primary intergovernmental...
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Child labour has risen for the first time in twenty years, according to the 2020 Global Estimates released by the ILO and UNICEF. Worldwide, 160 million children are trapped in child labour – an increase of 8.4 million in four years, which marks a dramatic reversal of years of progress. The COVID-19...
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As part of its efforts to empower youth and promote their engagement in decision-making processes, FAO has organized a series of regional webinars aimed at presenting its internal institutional mechanisms and sharing country-level example of how young people can meaningfully contribute to the formulation of agrifood policies,. The first event...
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Migration, if planned and well managed, can play a key role in improving the adaptive capacity of rural households and can support the development of climate-smart agricultural practices. Integrating migration considerations into climate and rural development policy and action is an important first step towards addressing the adverse drivers of...
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