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Transforming how we eat, ‘a critical accelerator’ towards 2030 development goals: Deputy UN chief

Countries will review progress towards transforming food systems worldwide at a three-day meeting in Rome this July, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister announced on Friday, in the Italian capital.  Source: News-Feed

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Downward slide in global food prices continues: FAO

Global food prices dropped for the tenth consecutive month in January, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Friday. Source: News-Feed

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Peacebuilding must be rooted in ‘bedrock of inclusive, sustainable development’

While describing maintaining peace as core to the UN – it’s very reason for being – Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed warned the Security Council on Thursday that it was a mission now “under grave threat.” Source: News-Feed

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Global growth forecast to slow to 1.9% in 2023, warn UN economists

Senior UN economists warned on Wednesday that intersecting crises are likely to add further damage to the global economy, with growth set to slow from three per cent in 2022 to 1.9 per cent this year. Source: News-Feed

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Latin America, Caribbean ‘must step up’ to tackle rising hunger: FAO

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean “can and must step up” to tackle rising levels of hunger, poverty and inequality, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, said on Wednesday.  Source: News-Feed

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Economic slowdown may force workers into ‘lower quality’ jobs

Finding a decent and well-paid job is likely to be harder this year, thanks to the continuing global economic downturn, the UN labour agency said on Monday. Source: News-Feed

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Water’s a ‘dealmaker’ for multilateral cooperation and the SDGs

Water can be a “dealmaker” for stability and cooperation as well as for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, speakers from the co-hosts of the upcoming UN 2023 Water Conference said on Friday. Source: News-Feed

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UN report calls for re-thinking social protection as the world ages

With the number of people aged 65 and over projected to more than double by the middle of the century, the rights and well-being of older persons must be prioritized in efforts to achieve a sustainable future, the UN said in a new report launched on Thursday.  Source: News-Feed

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Food prices decline in December following ‘two very volatile years’: FAO

World food prices declined for the ninth consecutive month in December, though many commodities are still at record highs, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Friday.  Source: News-Feed

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Arab region registers world’s highest unemployment rate, UN survey finds

According to the latest UN survey, released on Friday, the Arab region registered a 12 per cent unemployment rate in 2022, the highest in the world. Source: News-Feed