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Sustainable development of Small Island Developing States a global litmus test

"We want more than just survival. We strive for sustainable development." - FAO Director General at SIDS Summit in Samoa

3 September 2014, Apia, Samoa/Rome - Coping with climate change should be seen as more than just a question of survival for small island countries - the international community should view it as a challenge to take unified action and notch up efforts to shift to a sustainable model of development, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

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Ethiopia + 8 others
Desert Locust Bulletin 431 ( 2 September 2014)

General Situation during August 2014 Forecast until mid-October 2014

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Liberia + 2 others
Afrique de l'Ouest: l'épidémie d'Ebola menace les récoltes et fait flamber les prix alimentaires

Un nouveau rapport de la FAO expose la situation difficile de l'agriculture dans les pays touchés

2 septembre 2014, Rome – Les perturbations de la commercialisation et des échanges de produits alimentaires dans les trois pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest les plus touchés par l'Ebola ont fait grimper en flèche les prix des denrées, tandis que les pénuries de main-d'œuvre risquent fortement de compromettre les prochaines récoltes, a mis en garde la FAO aujourd'hui.

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Over one million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity as food crisis worsens

A 20 percent increase since January 2014

2 September 2014, Nairobi/Washington - The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are being lost as poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian assistance led to a worsening of the food security situation across Somalia. Acute malnutrition increased in many parts of the country, particularly among children.

The situation is likely to continue deteriorating further until the start of the Deyr rains in October.

JOBS

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Senior Programme Officer P-5

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization

Organizational Setting

The Office of Support to Decentralization (OSD) provides programmatic and operational guidance, support and facilitation to the Decentralized Offices (DOs) Network, and serves as their advocate at headquarters. The office ensures synergy and coordination among DOs, across regions, and between these and headquarters Departments and Offices.

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Partnerships Officer (Coordinator, Civil Society Team) P3

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Closing date: 12 Sep 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization

Organizational Setting

The Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development (OPC) is in charge of developing and strengthening external partnerships to facilitate delivery on FAO’s mandate; advocacy for gender equality and women’s empowerment; knowledge and capacity for development; and UN relations, including with the other Rome-based agencies.

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LEGAL REFORM CONSULTANT

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Closing date: 04 Sep 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization
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Food Security Cluster Coordinator (Consultant)

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Closing date: 19 Sep 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization

Job Purpose

The Food Security Cluster Coordinator will work impartially with all members of the Food Security Cluster and serves and represents the group as a whole, not an agency. He/she will work closely with the UN Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator or their designated official as required.

The scope of this job is established in line with the Emergency Response Priorities of coordination, assessment, and time-critical interventions.

FAO’s Mission and FAO in Emergencies