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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

Contributions from the EU and its member states to support developing countries in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and coping with the impacts of climate change showed a significant increase in 2016.

The total was confirmed on 16 October 2017 at a meeting of the EU Economic Policy Committee, ahead of COP23 UN climate change conference in Bonn.

17 Oct 2017 description

This document draws upon grassroots women’s experiences from the Huairou Commission’s membership in Southeast Asia. It highlights four community-led strategies for advancing climate and disaster resilient development. These strategies demonstrate that communities have knowledge, capacities and networks that can strengthen government-led efforts to advance resilient development.

17 Oct 2017 description

NADI, Fiji, 17 October 2017 – The Prime Minister of Fiji and the incoming COP23 President, Mr. Vorege Bainone, is hosting a pre-COP23 meeting to galvanise action on climate change and disaster risk.

“We have the power and the means to bring the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to life, so let’s do it,” Prime Minister Bainimarama said. “We are all vulnerable and in this together and as such we need to act as one.”

17 Oct 2017 description
report CARE

Après dix ans de régression quasi constante, la faim dans le monde a brusquement augmenté. Pourtant, nous produisons suffisamment pour nourrir deux fois la population mondiale. Alors quelles sont les causes de ce drame ? Voici cinq points pour comprendre pourquoi la faim fait de si nombreuses victimes.

17 Oct 2017 description

La FAO célèbre chaque année, le 16 octobre, la Journée mondiale de l'alimentation qui commémore la fondation de l'Organisation en 1945. La Journée mondiale de l'alimentation nous permet de montrer notre engagement envers l’Objectif de développement durable (ODD) n°2 – relever le défi Faim Zéro d’ici 2030.

17 Oct 2017 description
  • Rabobank and UN Environment join forces to finance sustainable agriculture with new billion-dollar facility

  • Facility aims to finance sustainable land use and help achieve the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals

  • Facility aims to provide grants, de-risking instruments and credit to clients involved in sustainable agricultural production

17 Oct 2017 description
report Oxfam

By Jessica Fullwood-Thomas

TS Elliot famously said, ‘Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?’ Increasingly we have ever greater quantities and sources of data, but do we forget to seek what really matters? That is, the opinions and experiences of those at the sharp end. Voices matter, opinions and perceptions are as important as fact in terms of influencing behaviours and decision-making.

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/EF/3481

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE DEUXIÈME COMMISSION
SOIXANTE-DOUZIÈME SESSION, 16E & 17E SÉANCES – MATIN & APRÈS-MIDI

17 Oct 2017 description

Les régions Mirwa perdent en moyenne 100 tonnes de terres arables par an, selon le ministère de l'agriculture et l'élevage. Cette situation alarmante n'a pas laissé la Croix-Rouge du Burundi indifférente. Elle s'est inscrite à la mobilisation de la population pour la prévention des risques de catastrophe à travers son approche "Ménage Modèle". C'est ainsi que les volontaires de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi se sont encore mobilisés pour contribuer aux activités de protection de l'environnement. C'était dans la semaine du 9 au 13 octobre 2017.

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/EF/3481

The world was not on track to eradicate hunger and malnutrition by the international community’s goal of 2030, the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) heard today from many speakers as it took up agriculture development, food security and nutrition.

16 Oct 2017 description

Although the factors driving migration are diverse, we should not ignore food insecurity. On World Food Day we argue that one solution to the migration crisis is a sustained effort to strengthen the resilience of agriculture against a back-drop of rising temperatures and increasing water scarcity.  

Conflict and instability are widely seen as the principal factors driving the migration crisis – but food insecurity, poverty and extreme weather events linked to climate change such as drought also play an important role.   

16 Oct 2017 description
report United Nations

SG/SM/18749

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on Africa Week, in New York today:

Je voudrais m’associer au Président de l’Assemblée générale en exprimant toute ma solidarité au peuple somalien, peuple victime d’une attaque terroriste lâche et brutale qui causé un si grand nombre de morts.

Il faut une unité d’action totale contre le terrorisme, et en Somalie et partout dans le monde.  C’est une des menaces à laquelle nous devons faire face avec un esprit de coopération sans réserve.

16 Oct 2017 description

UN-SPIDER at a glance

UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices conduct virtual meeting

16 Oct 2017 description

World Food Day official ceremony highlights links between migration and hunger

16 Oct 2017 description

By David Singh

GENEVA, 16 October 2017 - “World hunger is on the rise and the estimated number of undernourished people has increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016”, according to Ms. Carolyn Rodrigues Birkett Director, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Liaison Office in Geneva.

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/128, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-second session. The report provides an overview of current efforts and progress made in this regard and describes related humanitarian trends, challenges and thematic issues. It concludes with recommendations for further improvements.

I. Introduction

16 Oct 2017 description

By Viivi Erkkila, Climate Change Media and Communications Coordinator, CARE International, @CAREGlobal

In many people’s minds, Bangladesh is synonymous with natural disasters: from cyclones to flooding, river erosion, droughts or earthquakes, the country is regularly battered by a wide range of hazards – and with climate change, these are set to increase in both frequency and intensity. These events often have an enormous impact on agricultural activities, which are key sources of livelihoods for more than 60% of the country’s total population.

16 Oct 2017 description

L’information est essentielle pour autonomiser les agriculteurs, créer des marches et améliorer l’approvisionnement et la qualité de la nourriture, selon le Directeur général de la FAO

14 octobre 2017, Bergame - «Accéder à des informations fiables, notamment sur les changements météorologiques et les conditions du marché, est essentiel pour autonomiser les agriculteurs, en particulier ceux vivant dans les pays en développement», a déclaré aujourd'hui M. José Graziano da Silva.

16 Oct 2017 description

Statement by UN Migration Director General William Lacy Swing on World Food Day, 16 October 2017

For the first time in history, more people live in cities than rural areas.

16 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

International partners agreed today that the Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) had provided critical assistance to Syrian refugees and their host communities in Jordan and Lebanon, but that continued support is urgently needed. Additional support amounting to $80 million was pledged by donors to help the GCFF deepen its impact on the grant.