UN Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028): How can the Decade benefit from the policy guidance produced by the Committee on World Food Security? The answer to that question matters: The UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) launched in May 2019 will

Multistakeholder partnerships (MSPs) have recently gained prominence as part of a new approach to food security and nutrition governance. Several MSPs were invited by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in October 2019 to share their experience on how

A highlight in COP 25 meetings held in Madrid this week was a side event that pointed to the key role cities of all sizes, including smaller municipalities, can play in the fight against climate change. Gathered in the Forum

The Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) space grew significantly over the past decade thanks to efforts from every corner of the globe and a series of collective actions, both big and small, from diverse groups and individuals. Critical to this

What do we read about in the media when it comes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Pacific? There have been fears expressed lately by the UN that the SDGs are not being met-- at all-- in the

"We are a rich country but we are poor people," said one of the internally-displaced women who found shelter in a school in Tripoli. "How can I give a future to my girls? I am spending all my money on surviving

This month, Bogotá, Colombia is hosting the Young Peacebuilders’ Forum 2019: Leaving No Youth Behind Through Resolution 2250 and Agenda 2030. The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) has brought 60 young peacebuilders together to share their experiences as key

Across the world, we all face the same health workforce issue: The pool of health professionals is insufficient to meet the needs of the people, whether they live in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) or developed countries. The global health

Why Rome Cannot Hold a World Conference on Climate Change on its Own The next United Nations world conference on the climate, COP 26 to be held in 2020, should have been hosted by Rome. But now the event will be

The International Criminal Court (the ICC) is the only permanent international criminal tribunal with the mandate to investigate and prosecute mass atrocities. However, the ICC is a treaty-bound tribunal, the treaty being the Rome Statute. This very fact prevents the

The chachafruto (‘basul,’ Erythrina edulis), a leguminous tree native to the Andean region that produces large and sweet beans inside its pods, reminds me of my childhood in eastern Antioquia, Colombia. During the harvest season, the beans were used to produce delicious and

“We heard children singing ISIL songs, and saw them role play executions in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp playground. We were distributing humanitarian aid. It was then that I realized, if we don’t do anything about this

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