United Nations Initiatives
More than 7,000 Tunisians said to have joined Islamic State   
March 18, 2015
- McClatchy DC - Both Ansar al Dine and AQIM have been designated terrorist organizations by the U.S. government and the îUnited Nationsî. Another 200 military combatants affiliated with the Islamic State or al Qaida...
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Agriculture bears brunt of disaster impacts: FAO   
March 18, 2015
- The Daily Star - The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî also announced the launch of a special facility to help countries better equip their food production sectors to reduce risk exposure,...
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UNM climate change researcher to speak in Las Cruces   
March 18, 2015
- Las Cruces Sun-News - Gutzler was a lead author on the 2013 îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî report published by the United Nations to assess climate change research. The most recent report confirmed...
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EU demand for leather, soy and palm oil driving illegal deforestation   
March 18, 2015
- Responding To Climate Change - Deforestation and land degradation are responsible for around 12% of carbon dioxide emissions last decade, according to the most recent îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî...
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How do Antarctica snowfall rates affect sea level rise'   
March 18, 2015
- Summit County Citizens Voice - Clark, a professor in Oregon Stateâs College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, was coordinating lead author on sea level change for the fifth îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate...
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Ministers meet with FAO director   
March 18, 2015
- petra.gov.jo - met with the director of the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî "FAO" and discussed with him cooperation between Jordan and the organization. The FAO director commended facilities...
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Poor Farmers Bear The Brunt Natural Disasters In Developing Countries   
March 18, 2015
- Counter Currents - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector, finds a new îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO)...
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Fisheries: Eyes on the ocean   
March 18, 2015
- Nature - None of these vessels exist â at least in the official tally of marine harvests kept by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO). That global database, known as the State of...
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FAO member countries in Asia-Pacific fight against hunger   
March 18, 2015
- Scoop - an official of the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) announced today. The Global Strategy envisages development of national âStrategic Plans for Agricultural and Rural...
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Only China Can Save the Seas [Commentary]   
March 18, 2015
- Scientific American - We are just eating all the fishes. According to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (whose data on global fishing admittedly is rough but is also the best available),...
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