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Islamabad, Nov 21 (Just Earth News): Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and winner of the 2016 African Food Prize, visited Pakistan on Friday to meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to renew IFAD's commitment to alleviation of rural poverty and ensuring food security in the country. more
At UN, Namibian President vows to ‘spare no effort’ to lift nation’s people out of poverty

New York, Sept 22 (Just Earth News): Speaking from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly, Hage Geingob, the President of Namibia, recalled last year’s commitment by UN Mem ...

Multisectoral approach needed to address different facets of malnutrition – UN health agency

New York, Sept 7 (Just Earth News): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has stressed the importance of a multipronged approach to address the challenges brought on by occurren ...

Head of UN rural poverty agency wins inaugural Africa Food Prize, dedicates it to “millions of African women who silently toil to feed their families”

New York, Sept 6 (Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations agency charged with eradicating rural poverty has been awarded the inaugural Africa Food Prize – and dedicated it to ...

The way cities are planned, run and managed is crucial for development: UN official

New York, Jun 10 (JEN): In his address to the World Cities Summit in New York on Tuesday, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson called on global leaders to adapt to the demogr ...

Photo competition shines spotlight on UN's zero hunger goal

New York, Feb 24 (JEN): Scenes of families eating together in Burundi, Laos and the Philippines on Monday won a photo competition judged by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver aimed at demonstrating ...

Development and alternative crops provide hope in war on illicit drugs :UN

New York, July 16 (JEN) Senior United Nations officials on Tuesdaycalled for a greater focus on development activities and alternative crops in countries where the tight grip of drug lords ...

UN initiative tackles food losses in African nations

New York, Dec 24 (JEN): Three Rome-based United Nations agencies are teaming up on a USD 2.7 million project to tackle the problem of food losses in developing countries, beginning with pil ...

UN spotlights role of family farms in reducing poverty

New York, Nov 23 (JEN): The United Nations Friday launched the International Year of Family Farming (2014) in an effort to highlight the potential family farmers have to eradicate hunger, p ...

Job creation can reduce poverty in Africa: Ban

New York, Nov 21 (JEN): Accelerating industrialization in Africa requires a focus on job creation and entrepreneurship, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday, stressing ...