UN food agency heads call for hunger eradication by 2025

Food security to be at center of Africa development agenda June 2013, Yokohama, Japan - The three heads of the Rome-based United Nations agencies today called for food security and nutrition to be placed at the centre of the international agenda for African development. Special attention should be given to supporting smallholder farmers to improve global food security and empowering rural women, addressing gender inequalities and enabling them to transform their own lives and the lives of … [Read more...]

Africa, ‘must improve maternal and newborn child health’

Experts call for increased efforts to improve maternal and newborn child health in Africa More than 50 government, civil society, academic and United Nations experts came together for a meeting coordinated by the African Union (AU) in partnership with UN Women from 24 to 26 April in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to review key frameworks and initiatives on maternal and newborn child health and recommend actions for reduction of maternal and child deaths in Africa. During the meeting, which was … [Read more...]

Ethiopia, HIV-positive mothers deliver babies free of the virus

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 2012 – Adanech* rushed to the Saris Health Centre in Addis Ababa when her labour pains started. Because of an effective mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme at the health centre, supported by UNICEF and its partners, Adanech has an excellent chance of having her wish come true. Like every mother in the world, she hoped to deliver a healthy baby. But Adanech is HIV positive, and without appropriate care, she could pass on the virus to her … [Read more...]

UN WOMEN – Career Opportunity

Employment UN Women Personal History Form (P11) - Required when applying for all vacancies. UN Women is now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments. (Please contact us if you have questions.) Policy Specialist (Data and Research – Progress of the World’s Women) Location: New York Post Level: P3 Application Deadline: 5 December, 2011 External Relations Specialist (Intergovernmental Support) Location: New York Post Level: P3 Application Deadline: 5 … [Read more...]

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