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U.S. Pledges Additional $135M In Aid To Syrians To Help Offset U.N. Funding Shortfall

Reuters: U.S. pledges $135 million in additional Syria aid after U.N. warnings “The United States pledged an additional $135 million in aid for the victims of the Syrian war on Saturday, much of it to help the United Nations with a funding shortfall it had warned could force it to…

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Global Nutrition Report Shows Obesity, Under-Nutrition Coexist In Same Nations

Inter Press Service: The Double Burden of Malnutrition “…The first-ever Global Nutrition Report, a peer-reviewed publication released this month, and figures from the Rome-based U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) highlight a multifaceted and complex phenomenon behind malnutrition. ‘The double burden of malnutrition [is] a situation where overweight and obesity…

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U.N. Needs Fewer, Smarter Development Targets

Washington Post: The United Nations needs a shorter, stronger game plan for humanity Bjørn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “… In 2000, the United Nations set targets for the world to meet by 2015. … These targets worked because they were few and sharp — just 374 words…

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House One Step Closer To Solidifying U.S. Commitment To Global Food Security

Oxfam America’s “Politics of Poverty”: What is the future of “Feed the Future”? Eric Muňoz, senior policy adviser for agriculture at Oxfam America, discusses the House Foreign Affairs committee’s passage of the Global Food Security Act, bipartisan legislation “that essentially codifies Feed the Future in law.” The bill is set…

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Index Ranks Countries On Commitments To End Hunger, Malnutrition

Humanosphere: U.S. lacks commitment to end hunger and undernutrition Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses the findings of the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Donor Index (HANCI), recently released by the Institute of Development Studies. He writes, “The U.S. performs poorly, relative to other donor countries, according to the index” (11/21).

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Pope Calls On Nations To Share Wealth, Lower Food Waste To Combat Hunger; Yemen Minister Warns Of Child Malnutrition

News outlets report on comments made Thursday at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome by Pope Francis and Yemen Agriculture Minister Farid Mujawar. Associated Press: Pope demands just distribution of world’s bounty “Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world’s bounty for the poor and…

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Nations Pledge More Action On Preventing Malnutrition, As U.N. Leaders Press For Closing Nutrition Gaps At Rome Conference

Media sources report on pledges made during the first day of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (CIN2) in Rome, including the adoption of the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and a Framework for Action. Agence France-Presse: U.N. urges action to fix ‘broken’ world food system “The United Nations urged political…

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Public, Private Resources, Political Will Needed To End Extreme Hunger

Huffington Post: A Tradition Worth Feeding Samuel Worthington, president of InterAction “…We are at an exciting time in history: We have the means and opportunity to eliminate extreme hunger. However, this possibility requires not only public and private resources but also political will. … That’s why this May, InterAction and…

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Blog Posts Discuss Global Nutrition Efforts

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: November is a Month of Action for Nutrition Elizabeth Buckingham and Daniel Oerther, who both serve in the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Food Security, outline several U.S. government initiatives on nutrition that are committed to achieving “better nutrition for all” (11/19). Bill &…

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International Nutrition Conference Begins In Rome; FAO Chief Urges ‘Collective Effort’ To Defeat Malnutrition

News outlets report on the start of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (CIN2) in Rome and comments made by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization head at a related conference on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse: U.N. global meet on malnutrition kicks off in Rome “Political leaders from around the world…

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