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19 May 2011 description

In its 11th year of operation, internal cracks in the Kimberley Process are visible, as Zimbabwean, Ivorian and Congolese undocumented diamonds continue to trickle into the global market via third parties such as Mozambique.

By Michele Acuto for Diplomatic Courier (DC)

15 Sep 2008 description

Press release No.: IFAD/42/08

IFAD's Executive Board concludes meeting in Rome

Rome, 15 September 2008 - IFAD's Executive Board approved more than US$177.41 million in loans and US$60.235 million in grants for twelve programmes and projects that will improve the lives of the rural poor in developing countries.

The 94th session of the Board, which met in Rome from 10-11 September, approved an additional US$5.01 million in grants to support agricultural research and development activities.

Western and Central Africa: US$28.39 million in loans and US$9.07 million in …

10 Jun 2002 description

Six years after the World Food Summit in Rome, the commitments made at the summit have not been fulfilled. Action Against Hunger is calling on the Heads of State for international mobilization and determined action to end hunger. As international experts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, Action Against Hunger wishes to highlight that:

  • Since 1996, Heads of State have not been successful in preventing new food crises. In Southern Africa alone, over 10 million people are on the brink of starvation unless immediate and large-scale action is taken.
10 Mar 2000 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations. Quoted text from this briefing note may be attributed to the UNHCR spokesperson named below