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1. FAO chief: Ending hunger starts at the international level

UN Wire | Jan 19, 2015

Hunger still exists despite the world's ability to produce enough food for all, writes Jose Graziano da Silva, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization. Hunger is mainly caused by lack of access and protracted armed conflicts, he writes, and those issues must be addressed directly by the United Nations and others so FAO and other organizations can do the work of feeding people. Food Tank (01/16)


2. UN climate chief: Businesses are key to climate change fight

UN Wire | Jan 23, 2015

More businesses need to wholeheartedly join the fight against climate change, says Christiana Figueres, the United Nations climate chief. "I don't think anybody can question the fact the role of business is fundamental, independently of [on] what side of the spectrum business stands," she argues. Guardian (London), The (01/22)


3. Report: Renewables are cost-competitive with oil, gas

UN Wire | Jan 19, 2015

Geothermal, biomass, onshore wind and hydropower are now cost-competitive with fossil fuels for electricity generation, says a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency, a United Nations-affiliated group. GlobalPost.com (01/17)


4. UN's Nabarro seeks last $500 million in Ebola funding

UN Wire | Jan 21, 2015

The United Nations has received about two-thirds of the $1.5 billion pledged to help the fight Ebola, says Dr. David Nabarro, a senior UN official for the Ebola response. The outbreak has not been eliminated despite "an overall decline in the number of new cases," said Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, to the UN General Assembly. Voice of America (01/20) U.S. News & World Report (01/20) Guardian (London), The (01/20)


5. Analysis: SDGs need to be all-encompassing to address inequalities

UN Wire | Jan 19, 2015

The Sustainable Development Goals have 17 proposed goals, and Liz Ford explains the process and the meaning of the SDGs, along with an interactive explainer. "[T]here is a general consensus that it's better to have 17 goals that include targets on women's empowerment, good governance, and peace and security, for example, than fewer goals that don't address these issues," Ford writes. Guardian (London), The (01/19)


6. UN Women's HeForShe campaign kicks off IMPACT 10X10X10 effort

UN Wire | Jan 23, 2015

Governments, universities and the business community are being urged to support HeForShe's IMPACT 10X10X10 campaign to promote gender equality and women's empowerment. The plan was unveiled Thursday by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson. Guardian (London), The (01/23)


7. UN rights chief calls for Myanmar monk to be censured for remarks

UN Wire | Jan 23, 2015

BBC (01/22)


8. UNDP's Clark: SDGs' potential is real

UN Wire | Jan 23, 2015

The Sustainable Development Goals can make progress if public and private leaders play their parts, says Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme. "The [Millennium Development Goals] were in many ways about tackling poverty with official development assistance," she said. "The SDGs are about the way we live, behave, invest, do business, produce and consume." Guardian (London), The (01/22)


9. Opinion: Women's health needs to be central to SDGs

UN Wire | Jan 21, 2015

The sexual and reproductive health of women and girls is only mentioned in two of the Sustainable Development Goals' 169 proposed targets, writes Ann Starrs, president and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute. Evidence shows that investing in women's health benefits families, communities and sustainable development, she contends. Guardian (London), The (01/21)


10. Dozens dead as DR Congo violence continues for third day

UN Wire | Jan 21, 2015

Reuters (01/21)




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