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Blog Posts Recognize World Food Day

ONE Blog: This World Food Day, support female farmers Noting “[Thursday] marks the International Day of Rural Women, and on Friday, October 16, the world will celebrate World Food Day,” Kedar Mankad, ‎a policy officer for agriculture and inclusive growth at the ONE Campaign, discusses how investment in rural women…

World Food Day To Focus On Importance Of Social Protection, Agricultural Development Programs In Ending Poverty, Hunger

Food Dive: José Graziano da Silva: Breaking the bonds of rural poverty, once and for all U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General José Graziano da Silva discusses World Food Day, recognized annually on October 16, writing, “[T]winning social protection with agricultural development programs makes compelling sense. This is why FAO…

More Action, Attention Needed For Efforts Addressing NCDs

The Hill: Silent killers: pandemic of the 21st century Christine Ngaruiya, faculty member in global health and international emergency medicine at Yale and a Public Voices fellow with the OpEd Project “…Finally, this time around, [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)] were brought up in this round of [global development] goals, including promoting…

Humanosphere Examines Nobel Laureate’s Views, Work On Foreign Aid, Development Economics

Humanosphere: International development economist and aid critic wins Nobel Noting Princeton University professor Angus Deaton won this year’s Nobel Prize for economics, Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses Deaton’s views on foreign aid and contributions to the development sector, particularly pertaining to poverty and inequality (10/13).

Committee On World Food Security Meeting Begins, Focused On Ending Global Hunger By 2030

U.N. News Centre: Top U.N. forum on food security focuses on eradicating hunger by 2030 “Marking the first international gathering on food security and nutrition since world leaders approved the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) commenced [Monday], focusing on ending hunger by 2030. Director-General…

Improving WASH Must Take Priority In Order To Reach Other SDGs

Inter Press Service: Opinion: “Sanitation, Water & Hygiene For All” Cannot Wait for 2030 Geeta Rao Gupta, deputy executive director of programs at UNICEF “…[I]f we do not reach Goal 6, the other [Sustainable Development Goals] and targets will not be reached. Progress in the areas of education, health, inequality,…

International Community Must Support Women, Girls To Achieve SDGs

Devex: We cannot fail to empower girls before they become women Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general for family, women’s, and children’s health at WHO, and vice chair of the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…On International Day of the Girl Child, our vision should be to empower every girl…

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