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Time To Focus On ‘Hidden Hunger’

Bev Postma is the CEO of HarvestPlus. She has 25 years of experience as a policy expert in international food systems, nutrition and food security.   [ continue reading...]

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Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

Asia is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples on Earth, with an estimated 260 million of a total of 370 million original inhabitants worldwide. In sp...   [ continue reading...]

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Why the G7 Must Fund Health & Nutrition

Grace Virtue, Ph.D., is a social justice advocate and senior communications advisor for ACTION global health partnership.   [ continue reading...]

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Big polluting lobbyists may be forced to declare interests at UN talks

Is the presence of the fossil fuel industry necessary in global climate change negotiations, or does their presence in these talks represent a conflict of inter...   [ continue reading...]

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In a “World of Plenty,” G7 Must Fight Famine

World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam. Ahead of the 43rd G7 summ...   [ continue reading...]

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Formalising Informal Trade – Good for African Women?

Women constitute the largest share of informal traders in Africa–about 70 per cent in Southern Africa and more than half in other parts of this vast conti...   [ continue reading...]

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Africa – More than Just Conflicts, Corruption, Disasters

Natural and man-made disasters, armed conflicts, widespread corruption and deep social inequalities have been so far a dramatic source for most news coverage wh...   [ continue reading...]

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Gateway Portals and the Quest for Sustainable Urbanization

On a busy Friday afternoon, the number 1 subway train heading north through Manhattan’s Westside comes out of a dark tunnel –and if one takes a minu...   [ continue reading...]

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Mideast: Growing Urbanisation Worsens Water Scarcity, Food Imports

Conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to development progress in the Middle East and North Africa. In Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, about half the po...   [ continue reading...]

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Nutrition Key to Developing Africa’s “Grey Matter Infrastructure”

Developing Africa’s ‘grey matter infrastructure’ through multi-sector investments in nutrition has been identified as a game changer for Afric...   [ continue reading...]

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Q&A: “It’s a Crime” that 35 Million Latin Americans Still Suffer from Hunger

Orlando Milesi interviews JULIO BERDEGUÉ, FAO regional representative   [ continue reading...]

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Slow Growth Stalls SDGs’ Progress

The world will not be on track to eradicate poverty by 2030 if current growth trends continue, a UN task force found. The Inter Agency Task Force, comprising ov...   [ continue reading...]

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The Ocean Conference: An Integrated Vision that must be Delivered

Jan Kellet is Advisor for Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Risk Management, UNDP   [ continue reading...]

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Menstrual Health and Vitality: Breaking the Silence, Stemming the Flood

Archana Patkar is Programme Manager on Equality & Non-Discrimination at the UN Water and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)   [ continue reading...]

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International Finance Governance Undemocratic

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a former economics professor and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, received the Wassily Leontief Prize f...   [ continue reading...]

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What does it Take to Solve a Statelessness Crisis?

Robin Guittard is Campaigner on the Caribbean at Amnesty International   [ continue reading...]

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“Horrific” Increase in Worldwide Displacement

Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report. In examining trends around the world for it...   [ continue reading...]

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Survivors of the El Mozote Massacre Have New Hopes for Justice in El Salvador

Except for a house with its walls riddled with holes made by bursts of machine gun fire, nobody would say that the quiet Salvadoran village of El Mozote was the...   [ continue reading...]

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Norwegian Trade Union Boycott Israel

The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) has voted in favour of a boycott against Israel, which is expected to affect cultural, economical and academic...   [ continue reading...]

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Macron Likely to Diffuse Tensions as Independence Vote Looms in New Caledonia

The political future of New Caledonia, a French South Pacific Island territory of 273,000 people, is a profound question mark as a referendum on independence ra...   [ continue reading...]

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