From the Addis Ababa Third International Conference on Financing for Development to the UN General Assembly in New York, the post 2015 Sustainable Development goals take the form of: a road paved with good intentions for the poor and hungry.  In

Can new Forest ecosystems be designed and developed to provide the same type of stable and seasonal revenue as Croplands?  Hilly and mountainous areas that once were thickly-wooded or covered with forests are often reduced to stony, unproductive ground by years of

World Food Programme, Executive Board, 25 May 2015. This was a memorable day - the WFP Executive Director,  Ms. Ertharin Cousin, made a highly remarked opening address, exclaiming: “the United Nations is 70 years old this year, it needs a

Partnership for Development in the 21st Century PART TWO: The Future of South-South Cooperation In Part One of this article, we looked at successful South-South Cooperation spurred by China and Brazil but many more countries provide notable examples of SSC, suggesting that the

A Win-Win Partnership for Development in the 21st Century The world is changing as fast as the pace of new technological innovations that are increasingly shrinking our notion of time and space. And one of the trigger of changes is the

READ International, is a multi-award winning charity. They run a very special educational program in Tanzania, aimed at children and adults as well. They provide them with textbooks, dictionaries, fiction books and many other important services. We got to speak with it

Dario Roustayan, CEO of Pilosio, is 49 years-old, with the skills of an Italian on the international scene, including philanthropy. Born of a Persian father and an Italian mother (from Friuli), Dario lived in Teheran until he was 14; then,

ICN2 is not a new disease, it's the bizarre acronym for the Second International Conference on Nutrition, held in Rome,  19-21 November 2014, at FAO Headquarters.  Anyone familiar with the United Nations "alphabet soup" won't be surprised. And in spite

Overfishing, climate change and hunger is what you call a "triple whammy"on the planet. You may wonder what they have in common, but at the United Nations, no one doubts that the three are dramatically inter-linked.  The point was forcefully made

Guinea-Bissau, October 1990, I don't remember which day. But I remember how it was that morning when I woke up. Hot, very hot, the way it is in the tropics, damp and cloying, with a low sky of dark clouds,

WFD, another United Nations World Day? How boring! But this one isn't. In spite of its bland name, WFD or World Food Day, it's not about cooking for foodies, masterchef techniques and filling yourself up. On the contrary, it's about fighting

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