United Nations Initiatives
Director-General proposes new structure to make FAO agile and efficient   
July 07, 2020
Source: ReliefWeb - English News and Press Release on World about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition and Epidemic; published on 06 Jul 2020 by FAO
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Poisons are being used to beautify food on sale in African markets   
July 07, 2020
Source: Quartz - Weak government testing capacities and informal food supply chains means there is little oversight of traders and fishermen.
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To prevent outbreaks like COVID-19, zoonotic diseases need to be curbed, says UN   
July 07, 2020
Source: Deccan Chronicle - COVID-19 is one of the worst zoonotic disease, but it is not the first. Ebola, SARS, MERS, HIV, Lyme disease preceded it, UNEP Director said
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Zoonotic diseases need to be curbed to prevent outbreaks like COVID-19: UN   
July 07, 2020
Source: The Financial Express - The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on Monday launched the report- 'Preventing the next pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission'.
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UN warns of more animal-to-human viruses   
July 07, 2020
Source: aa.com.tr - To prevent future outbreaks, we must become much more deliberate about protecting natural environment, says UNEP official - Anadolu Agency
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Business sector still far from reaching sustainability goals, UN report shows, 20 years on from landmark summit   
July 07, 2020
Source: Ventures Africa - A new UN report on tbe private sector, released by UN Global Compact, shows that progress on bringing about a sustainable future for people and the planet is patchy, and the majority of companies involved
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FAO and Rabobank's new partnership focuses on helping make food systems more sustainable, including through innovative investments   
July 07, 2020
Source: ReliefWeb - English News and Press Release on World about Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment and more; published on 06 Jul 2020 by FAO
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DOT-Grab partnership delivers farm produce at doorsteps   
July 07, 2020
Source: Manila Bulletin - Aside from Grab Philippines, the DOT also signed a three-year pact with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on June 16 to develop and sustain the farm tourism industry in the country.
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Kimco Realty Releases 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report   
July 07, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM), one of North America’s largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air, grocery-anchored shopping centers and mixed-use assets, announced today the release of its 2019 Corporate...
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Rae named new Canadian ambassador to the United Nations   
July 07, 2020
Source: The Canadian Press on MSN.com - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped Bob Rae as Canada's new ambassador to the United Nations. The appointment announced Monday comes only weeks after Canada lost its bid for a temporary seat on the UN Security Council and...
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