“The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development”

“The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development”   Under the leadership of Jeffrey Sachs (Director of the SDSN and head of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, which hosts the secretariat of the network), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has issued the report, entitled “The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development”. This report is the result of collaboration between top scientists, technologists, businesses, and development specialist and is a critical input … [Read more...]

Depression, 3 Women’s Stories – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  3 Women's Stories   Women in Recovery, a video presented by the Southwest Regional Mental Health Board. Three women share their personal recovery stories and how they reclaimed their lives and moved forward in their roles as mother, wife, business owner, worker, and friend. Southwest Connecticut - Norwalk, CT Women's mental health: The Facts Depressive disorders account for close to 41.9% of the disability from neuropsychiatric disorders among women compared to 29.3% … [Read more...]

SRI LANKA: WFP eyes cash/voucher expansion

JAFFNA, December 2012 (IRIN) - The World Food Programme (WFP) hopes to expand its ongoing cash/voucher (C/V) programme across northern Sri Lanka, allowing thousands of recent returnees to diversify their diets. “More than 15,000 men, women and children have so far benefited from the programme in Jaffna,” Mads Lofvall, WFP acting country representative, told IRIN. “With the expansion we hope to reach more than the currently planned beneficiary caseload - 45,000 over the next two … [Read more...]

South Sudan: Girls’ Ration Increases School Attendance/Eastern Equatoria

School officials in South Sudan say a monthly take-home food ration from the World Food Programme (WFP) has helped to reduce the number of female students dropping out of school. TORIT – Education will be critical as the world’s newest country builds its future, and South Sudan’s girls are getting a better chance at an education thanks to WFP. WFP supports girls through what is known as the “Girls’ Incentive,” which is designed to encourage girls’ enrolment in school and keep them … [Read more...]

870 million chronically undernourished – new hunger report

October 2012, Rome - Nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012, according to the new UN hunger report released today. The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 (SOFI), jointly published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), presents better estimates of chronic undernourishment based on an improved methodology and data for … [Read more...]

DPRK: Right Food Gives Confidence To Pregnant Women

DPRK: Right Food Gives Confidence To Pregnant Women SOUTH PYONGYANG - Twenty-nine-year old Kim Yong Sim from the urban up area of Anju City is expecting her baby in two months. With her husband working at a power plant, her family, including her in-laws, are mostly reliant on the food rations provided by the state though the Public Distribution Centres (PDC). Last month, each member of Kim Yong Sim's family received 10.05kg of cereals, however, this month the ration size has been … [Read more...]

World Humanitarian Day – August 19, 2012

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY August 19, 2012   In December 2008, the sixty-third session of the UN General Assembly decided to designate 19 August as World Humanitarian Day. 19 August is the date on which a brutal terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad in 2003 killed 22 people, including UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello. World Humanitarian Day honours those, who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those, who continue to bring assistance and relief to … [Read more...]

The International Day of Cooperatives – celebrated on July 7th

The International Day of Cooperatives 2012  will be commemorated on 7 July under the theme  “Cooperative enterprises build a better world” This year’s theme links to the observance of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives (IYC). It seeks to encourage the growth and establishment of cooperatives all over the world, and to recognize the actions of cooperatives in helping to achieve internationally agreed upon development goals, such as the Millennium Development … [Read more...]

SYRIA – The United Nations doubled its appeal for aid funds on Thursday

The United Nations doubled its appeal for aid funds The United Nations doubled its appeal for aid funds on Thursday to help thousands of refugees fleeing the violence in Syria, the majority of whom are women and children. The World Food Programme (WFP) described the refugees' position as increasingly dramatic even though host countries were continuing to accept new arrivals. "Their situation has become more vulnerable in host countries. What little cash they had is over and they need our … [Read more...]

JAPAN, 114 Million $USD to Help WFP Fight Hunger In 21 Countries

US$114 Million From Japan Helps WFP Fight Hunger In 21 Countries YOKOHAMA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$114 million contribution from the government of Japan to provide urgently needed food and nutritional assistance to millions of the most vulnerable people including refugees, internally displaced people, malnourished children, pregnant and breastfeeding women in 21 countries. The donation will also support logistics operations in two … [Read more...]

UN Launches $3M Food Program in Urban Afghanistan

UN Launches $3M Food Program in Urban Afghanistan The United Nations World Food Programme, WFP announced on Tuesday that they have agreed to contribute $3 million dollars towards a project to help the urban poor cope with high food prices. (..) About 18,900 households including some 113,000 individuals, mostly poor women and households headed by the disabled will benefit from the project. (..) “We are launching this project after the successful implementation of similar programs in other … [Read more...]

Maximize your 2011 tax deduction before December 31‏

Help malnourished children in Haiti today, and maximize your 2011 tax deduction. The generous donations you're making are transforming lives every day, and we can't thank you enough. Many children and families are living healthier and happier lives because of your ongoing support. That's why we know we can rely on you when children need you the most. And now is one of those times. Next month marks two years since the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Plan has worked in Haiti since … [Read more...]

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