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Monthly Archives: May 2017

FAO Asks Urgent Action to Save 20 Million from Hanger

Rome (ABC Live): FAO :Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, FAO Directory-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the opening of the UN agency’s Council. “If nothing is done, some 20 million people could starve to death in the next six months,” the Director-General said in …

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UN Adopts Six Global Forest Goals for SDGs 2030

New York (ABC Live):Global Forest Goals : Kick-starting action on the recently-adopted Global Forest Goals to protect, sustainably manage and increase world’s forest area will be a key focus for delegations gathered in New York for the twelfth session of the UN Forum on Forests, which opened today at United Nations Headquarters. The six Global Forest Goals and 26 associated targets, all to …

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UNESCAP Releases Asia-Pacific Economic Survey 2017

New York (ABC Live):UNESCAP :Warning that despite a broadly positive economic outlook for 2017, Asia-Pacific economies are vulnerable to rising global uncertainty and trade protectionism, the United Nations social and economic development arm in the region has called for better governance and stronger fiscal management to sustain and improve economic growth. In its latest edition of the Economic and Social Survey …

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