Public Health Researchers Examine Impact of Evolving Food Systems, Access to Nutritious Diets on Human Well‑Being, as Population and Development Commission Continues Session

21 Apr

Public health researchers examined links between the planet’s rapidly evolving food systems, emerging social trends and access to healthy, nutritious human diets, as the Economic and Social Council’s Commission on Population and Development continued into the third day of its annual session.

Ending Global Hunger Is Feasible, Panellists Stress as They Present Novel Approaches for Transforming Global Food Systems to Population and Development Commission

20 Apr

Experts today outlined innovative approaches to transform global food systems — assuring that an end to hunger can be within reach — as the Economic and Social Council’s Commission on Population and Development opened the second day of its annual session.

Amid Rising Poverty, Food Insecurity Wrought by COVID-19, Speakers Urge Action to Build Fairer, More Durable World, as Population and Development Commission Begins Session

19 Apr

As COVID-19 continues to expose links between gender inequality, food insecurity and poor access to health care and reproductive rights, the global community has an obligation to build back better, fairer and more sustainably for the estimated 10 billion people who will inhabit the planet by 2050, the Economic and Social Council’s Commission on Population and Development heard today, as members opened their fifty-fourth session.

Already Up 20 Per Cent, Acute Hunger Driven by Conflict, Instability Risks Increasing Further Due to Climate Change, COVID-19, Secretary-General Warns Security Council

11 Mar

The world is facing multiple conflict-driven famines, aggravated by climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, and without immediate action, millions of people — from the Sahel to Afghanistan — could well find themselves on the brink of extreme hunger and death this year, António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, warned the Security Council today.