Written by Helen Medina, VP, Product Policy and Innovation at USCIB.
This post originally appeared on USCIB.org.
Nearly 800 million people worldwide remain chronically undernourished, while at the same time incidences of obesity are rising in nearly all countries. This month, the United Nations agreed on a resolution proclaiming the Decade of Action on Nutrition, aiming to galvanize action from all stakeholders to end hunger and eradicate malnutrition worldwide. The resolution calls upon the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) to lead this effort’s implementation, and invites international partners, including the private sector, to support governments as they spearhead work on nutrition.
2015 saw the approval of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious agenda for change that aims to make significant progress in eradicating poverty, promoting prosperity and protecting the environment by 2030.
The President of the General Assembly of the UN held a special session yesterday on technology and data for the Sustainable Development Goals. Robynne Anderson joined Mr. Thomas Videbaek, COO of Novozymes in addressing some of the particular questions of agriculture.
20 April, 2016 - As 60 million people around the world face severe hunger because of El Niño and millions more because of climate change, world leaders will meet in New York this week to sign the Paris Agreement on Earth Day.