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High Food Prices: The Situation In Six Countries

Soaring food prices over the past few months are taking their heaviest toll in countries like Bolivia and Kyrgyzstan, which depend on global markets for food staples and where families spend more than half their income on food.

ROME-Not all countries are affected by rising food prices in the same way. Here are six where food prices have risen sharply in recent months.


Bolivia has seen some of the sharpest rises in food costs to date. The price of pinto beans has skyrocketed by over 179 per cent compared to 2010, with flour prices up by 44 per cent

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani (A/HRC/16/43)

Human Rights Council

Sixteenth session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development


This report details the specific activities of the mandate and the Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Walter Kälin, during the reporting period, until the end of his tenure on 31 October 2010. It also presents the methods of work, as well as the thematic and priority areas of the

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'We Must Move Forward!' Assembly President Says, Challenging Member States to Be Brave Enough to Reject Static Positions, Make United Nations Better


Sixty-fifth General Assembly
23rd & 24th Meetings (AM & PM)

Sixty-Fifth Session of General Debate Ends with Delegations Warning Against Yielding United Nations Vital Decision-Making Functions to Other Forums

The question of the United Nations being able to effectively tackle entrenched global ills - from poverty and terrorism to conflict prevention and pandemic disease - hinged on whether the 192-member body would be brave enough to move beyond deadlock and oft-repeated positions of principle to truly defend its role as the premier centre for global

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À l'issue du débat général, le Président de l'Assemblée demande l'adaptation de l'ONU aux réalités actuelles pour renforcer son rôle dans la gouvernance mondiale


Assemblée générale

Soixante-cinquième session

23e et 24e séances plénières - matin et après-midi

Le Président de l'Assemblée, Joseph Deiss de la Suisse, s'est exprimé aujourd'hui à l'issue du débat général pour lancer un appel à l'adaptation de l'ONU aux réalités actuelles pour qu'elle puisse assumer pleinement son statut de « pièce maitresse du système de gouvernance mondiale ».

Reconnaissant la « réalité incontournable » du G-20, M. Deiss a estimé qu'une amélioration des mécanismes d'information, de consultation et de coopération entre l'ONU et les autres acteurs de

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Crisis Watch No. 56 - 01 Apr 2008

Eight actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated in March 2008, and four improved, according to the new issue of CrisisWatch released today.

Early results of Zimbabwe's 29 March presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections were strongly disputed, underlining the risk that escalated repression and unrest may follow but also highlighting the possibility of positive change. As CrisisWatch went to press, reports suggested President Mugabe was under pressure from close associates to resign and/or negotiate a transfer of power.

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MSF releases tenth annual 'Top Ten' most underreported humanitarian stories of 2007

The countries and contexts highlighted by MSF on this year's list accounted for just 18 minutes of coverage on the three major U.S. television networks' nightly newscasts from January through November 2007.

Read the top ten list

MSF and MSF Podcasts: New York - People struggling to survive violence, forced displacement, and disease

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Speech of Deputy FM Mr. Stylianidis at the amphitheater "Yiannos Kranidiotis" organized by the Hellenic Aid Department in cooperation with the World Food Program on the issue "Participation of Greek NGO's in programs of the W.F.P."

"Ladies and gentlemen

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic and the Hellenic Agency for International Development Cooperation, the Hellenic AID, I would like to take this opportunity to give a warm welcome to the distinguished delegation from World Food Program, and to wish to you all a pleasant and enjoyable stay in Athens.

It is known, hopefully, to all of us that the objective of WFP is at the top of the list of the UN Millennium Development Goals: halving the proportion of people who suffer from hunger