TAORMINA, Italy, May 25 2017 (IPS) - The G7 Summit, held annually among the leaders of the world’s most powerful economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU), plays an important role in shaping responses to global challenges—theoretically at least.
Orlando Milesi interviews JULIO BERDEGUÉ, FAO regional representative
By Orlando Milesi
SANTIAGO, May 24 2017 (IPS) - The fight against hunger has been “remarkably successful” in Latin America and the Caribbean, but “it is a crime” that 35 million people still go to bed hungry every day, FAO regional representative Julio Berdegué told IPS.
Orlando Milesi entrevista a JULIO BERDERGUÉ, representante regional de la FAO
Por Orlando Milesi
SANTIAGO, 23 may 2017 (IPS) - El combate contra el hambre ha sido “notablemente exitoso” en América Latina y el Caribe, pero “es un crimen” que todavía haya en el conjunto de sus países 35 millones de personas que vayan a sus camas cada noche padeciéndola, dijo en una entrevista con IPS el nuevo representante regional de la FAO, Julio Berdergué.
By Tharanga Yakupitiyage
UNITED NATIONS, May 18 2017 (IPS) - As the world focuses on conflict-related migration and displacement, with an unprecedented 60 million fleeing from war and persecution, others are pointing to a less discussed trigger of population movements: climate change.
As part of a panel series, UN University (UNU) brought together academics and researchers to discuss the importance of the links between climate change, migration, and displacement.
By Siddharth Chatterjee
Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya.
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 2017 (IPS)
A malnutrition emergency
Food security in Kenya has deteriorated significantly since the end of 2016. UNICEF reports a significant increase in severe acute malnutrition. Nearly 110,000 children under-five need treatment, up from 75,300 in August 2016.