After graduating from college in the late 1970s, I served as a rural development volunteer in the West African nation of Senegal. I was based in a northern village where “agriculture” did not exceed rain-fed millet and sorghum, and long-horned

After more than a decade of decreasing food insecurity numbers across the world, hunger and malnutrition are on the rise. The 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report (SOFI) shows that an estimated 821 million people

Countries Need to Take Concerted Action, at Home and Beyond Zero Hunger by 2030, this is the target countries set as part of the Agenda 2030. Zero hunger can only be achieved if concerted action is taken to address climate change

Over 50 million children, unaccompanied and separated, are on the move: A must be priority for the international community Fifty million children around the world are on the move, fleeing from armed conflicts, violence, poverty and extreme weather. In this kind of

Collaboration and multi-stakeholder partnerships have now become overused terms, new fashionable expressions adopted by companies, public institutions and the non-profit ecosystem. They have been presented as the answer to the demands of a growingly complex world and to the challenges

This article is the first of a series "Pipe dream or achievable vision: How can we deliver on the 2030 Agenda?" The 2030 Agenda foresees a bright future for humanity, one in which everyone enjoys peace and prosperity on a bountiful

The fight against hunger and poverty is as urgent today as ever and remains a major challenge worldwide. More than seven hundred million people in the world are estimated to be living in extreme poverty and 70 percent of the

(Part Two) Part One of this article provided an explanation of who indigenous peoples are, why they are considered a special legal category, and what rights they have as outlined in international law. In this piece, I explore how colonization has affected

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY,  ASTRID AGOSTINI, A SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE FAO .THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE.  In 2015, the international community adopted the

What governance changes are needed? With the Sustainable Development Goals we now have an ambitious and comprehensive new framework for sustainable development adopted by all countries, and here to guide countries for the next decades. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AN Interview with Ian Bassin,  COO Domestic of Give Directly. Ian Bassin previously served as Assistant Counsel to President Barack Obama and, most recently, Deputy Counsel to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. THIS PIECE

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