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25 Sep 2018 description

Profound changes in technology, globalization and demographics have set into motion a series of long-term trends that are reshaping the global landscape and the evolution of development cooperation. This reshaping has also been influenced by challenges such as the impacts of climate change, conflicts and distress migration.

25 Sep 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 2018 (IPS) - The United Nations warned last month that the accelerating impacts of climate change—“already clearly visible today”– have triggered an unpredictable wave of natural disasters– including extreme heatwaves, wild fires, storms, and floods during the course of this year.

“If we do not change course by 2020”, cautions UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, “we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us.”

25 Sep 2018 description

DRC

Ebola response activities were temporarily suspended in the city of Beni (Nord-Kivu) after an attack by the ADF that killed 14 civilians on 22 September.

A general strike was declared two days later to protest insecurity in Beni, where violent clashes have **forced 40% of the population to flee **over the last six months.

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Libya

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.

25 Sep 2018 description

Major new initiative aims to help low-income countries improve collection of agricultural data

25 September 2018, New York - The lack of timely and high-quality agricultural data is handicapping efforts to implement the UN's sweeping Agenda for Sustainable Development, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Latin America and Caribbean region is increasingly impacted by natural disasters as well as population movements. In 2017, more than 15.6 million people - including 8 million children were affected by natural disasters. Hurricanes resulted in aggravating the humanitarian situation of more than 1.4 million people in Cuba, Haiti and the Eastern Caribbean islands. Mexico was severely hit by two major earthquakes in September 2017, while floods and landslides further exacerbated the needs of vulnerable children and their families in Colombia and Peru.

24 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19230

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the launch of the Famine Action Mechanism, in New York today:

We are today here all together because we are committed to a world without hunger. This very basic goal should be within our grasp. With today’s advanced technology and knowledge of agriculture, we can surely uphold everyone’s fundamental right to food.

24 Sep 2018 description

The United Nations, World Bank, International Committee of the Red Cross, Microsoft Corp., Google and Amazon Web Services announced, in the margins of the General Assembly, an extraordinary global partnership to prevent future famines.

24 Sep 2018 description

Graça Machel joins FAO Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance

24 September 2018, New York - Without peace there will be no food security, and without food security there will be no peace - that was the message of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Director-General José Graziano da Silva for today's Nelson Mandela Peace Summit as part of the UN General Assembly in New York.

24 Sep 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 57,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In July alone, 233 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania continues to receive Malian refugees and to support refugees and vulnerable host communities.

24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Every year, UNICEF and its partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) generate a wealth of knowledge in the region and evidence of the results from programmatic interventions. The purpose is to inform national dialogues around the design and implementation of child-friendly policies and to improve interventions, thus contributing towards full implementation of the rights of all children across the MENA region.

24 Sep 2018 description

Supported by SAWA, the Global Cinema Advertising Association, ad to air in more than 30 countries with the call to take action to help end hunger through WFP’s ShareTheMeal app, supported by a Facebook and Instagram marketing campaign

24 Sep 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 23 September 2018

As delivered

Question: You have highlighted the importance of pre-arranged financing to make communities more resilient. How does the Famine Action Mechanism feed into these efforts?

We need to build resilience and we need faster development.

We also need to rid the world of the scourge of famine.

When you boil it down There are three things that we need to do, all of which our panelists have touched on.

24 Sep 2018 description

Measuring resilience, using artificial intelligence can flank ground action to fight famine/hunger

23 September 2018, New York - FAO welcomes a new World Bank initiative to promote action against famines and is eager to contribute its own considerable tools and resources to make it a success, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said late Sunday.

He spoke at an event held during the United Nations General Assembly on partnerships to address severe food insecurity around the world, and focused on the World Bank’s proposed Famine Action Mechanism (FAM).

23 Sep 2018 description

Trois géants du numérique apporteront leur expertise de pointe pour mieux prédire les famines

WASHINGTON, 23 septembre 2018 — L’ONU, la Banque mondiale, le Comité international de la CroixRouge (CICR), Microsoft Corp., Google et Amazon Web Services (AWS) ont annoncé aujourd’hui la création d’un partenariat mondial sans précédent pour prévenir les famines.

23 Sep 2018 description

Empresas tecnológicas internacionales proporcionarán sus conocimientos sobre tecnologías de vanguardia para predecir mejor las hambrunas

CIUDAD DE WASHINGTON, 23 de septiembre de 2018. Las Naciones Unidas, el Banco Mundial, el Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), Microsoft Corp., Google y Amazon Web Services anunciaron hoy una alianza mundial sin precedentes para prevenir futuras hambrunas.

23 Sep 2018 description
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Global Technology Firms to Provide Expertise on Frontier Technology to Better Predict Famines

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2018 —The United Nations, World Bank, International Committee of the Red Cross, Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services today announced an unprecedented global partnership to prevent future famines.

21 Sep 2018 description

El Director General de la FAO asegura que la agricultura y la seguridad alimentaria son fundamentales para la paz

21 de septiembre de 2018, Roma – Liberar al mundo de las guerras es un paso esencial para erradicar el hambre, aseguró hoy el Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.

“La paz y el fin de los conflictos son fundamentales en la lucha contra el hambre, que es el objetivo constante de la FAO”, señala Graziano da Silva en un comunicado con motivo del Día Internacional de la Paz.

21 Sep 2018 description

FAO’s Director-General notes that agriculture and food security are also key to peace

21 September 2018, Rome - Ridding the world of wars is an essential step in eradicating hunger, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.

"Peace and the end of conflicts are fundamental in the battle against hunger, which is FAO's constant goal," he said in a statement to honor the International Day of Peace.