• July 26, 2023

Africa’s food ‘transformation’ impossible without game changing solutions: FAO

Those were some of the takeaways from a high-level special event held on the sidelines of the UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment on Africa’s food sovereignty and resilience, organized by the Interdepartmental Task Force on African Affairs (IDTFAA). Representatives from governments, the UN, the African Union and others, exchanged views on how to seize momentum…

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INTERVIEW: Olympic ‘game changer’ boosts sustainability in sport

UN News: As the Olympics continues to grow, both in terms of sports and participation, are there any considerations and discussions on the impact on the environment? Tania Braga: The Games are not growing. There is a limit in the numbers of athletes that can participate, and even with new sports, the total number of…

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UN’s game plan for sanitation for all |

“SDG 6.2 is about ending open defecation and providing access to safe sanitation and hygiene, and it is the furthest off-track of all the SDGs, and furthest in terms of underfunding,” said Ann Thomas, Team Leader, Sanitation and Hygiene, WASH Programme Division, UNICEF, at a UN Headquarters press conference on Thursday. ‘Sanitation crisis’ In a 2020 estimate, 3.6 billion…

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‘Game changer’ ideas on water and sustainability, centre-stage ahead of major water conference |

The results emerging from roundtables on governance, capacity development, data and information, innovation and financing, will be shared with national representatives on Tuesday, at a preparatory meeting for the UN 2023 Water Conference, taking place in March. Noting that the world stands at a watershed moment, the President of the General Assembly, Csaba Kőrösi, whose…

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‘Common game plan’ needed to address DR Congo displacement crisis: A Resident Coordinator blog |

“The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the largest population of internally displaced people on the African continent: 5.9 million people, including 700,000 newly displaced people this year. The DRC is also hosting over 500,000 refugees and asylum-seekers (mainly from Burundi, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan). The factors driving internal displacement are often…

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