Development
Poverty
New York, With food deprivation on the rise due to conflict and climate change, more people went hungry in 2017 than at any time in the previous decade, according to the latest edition of the UN’s annual multi-agency flagship report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World. more
Hunger rates remain high amid conflict, climate shocks, warns UN food security report

Increased hunger and food insecurity, fuelled by conflict and climatic challenges, continues to inflict suffering on populations in different parts of the world, forcing them to remain de ...

On International Day, UN chief urges action to address root causes of poverty

New York, Oct 17(Just Earth News): Highlighting the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to ensure a life of dignity for all, United Nations Secretary-General António G ...

Rural areas have potential to feed and employ 'younger, more crowded planet' – UN report

New York, Oct 10(Just Earth News): Long seen as poverty traps, rural areas are in fact key to economic growth in developing countries when pegged to food production, according to a new Unite ...

‘Surge of solidarity’ can halt spread of poverty, Cameroon’s President tells UN Assembly

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): The first speaker to take the podium on the fourth day of the United Nations General Assembly annual high-level debate, President Paul Biya of Cameroon, u ...

UN political forum opens with focus on eradicating poverty and forming partnerships

New York, July 11(Just Earth News): Senior government representatives are at the United Nations on Monday for the start of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to track ...

Sharp increase in money migrants send home lifts millions out of poverty – UN report

New York, June 15(Just Earth News): A dramatic up tic in the amount of money migrants send home to their families in developing countries is helping to lift millions out of poverty, accordin ...

UN artificial intelligence summit aims to tackle poverty, humanity's 'grand challenges'

New York, June 7(Just Earth News): Artificial intelligence (AI) is responsible for self-driving cars and voice-recognition smart phones, but the United Nations this week is refocusing AI on ...

UN agriculture agency and World Bank reinforce partnership to end hunger and poverty

New York, May 11(Just Earth News): The United Nations agriculture agency and the World Bank have opened a new chapter in their longstanding partnership by further strengthening their coopera ...

Task of eradicating poverty must be met 'with a sense of urgency,' says deputy UN chief

New York, May 9(Just Earth News): Eradicating poverty remains the greatest global challenge, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Monday, calling for a collective a ...