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New FAO Data Book Provides Information On Nutrition Trends From 1990-Present

U.N. News Centre: U.N. launches ‘pocketbook’ on nutrition ahead of major conference in Rome “The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has today published a comprehensive pocketbook of nutrition-related data covering all regions of the world ahead of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place in Rome…

U.S. Pledges $3B To International Climate Fund For Developing Countries

News outlets report on President Obama’s pledge of $3 billion to the United Nations Green Climate Fund while at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. Los Angeles Times: Obama to pledge $3 billion in climate aid for developing countries “President Obama will pledge $3 billion to an international climate fund…

WFP Executive Director Cousin Speaks About Ending Hunger In POLITICO Interview

POLITICO: Lessons from Leaders: Ending hunger “As the 12th executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin leads the largest humanitarian organization in the world. In the next video feature of POLITICO’s series Lessons from Leaders, Cousin tells Lois Romano how her childhood during the Civil Rights…

Laws Not Enough To End Female Genital Mutiliation

New York Times: Fighting Female Genital Mutilation Mona Eltahawy, author “…Many international treaties designate female genital mutilation a violation of the human rights of girls and women. On Oct. 30, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, announced a global campaign to end it within a generation. … Laws are…