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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is an independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public—and influencing the public discourse—on global issues of the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders, policymakers, and other experts to speak to its members and the public on these issues. Long known for its public opinion surveys of American views on foreign policy, The Chicago Council also brings together stakeholders to examine issues and offer policy insight into areas such as global agriculture, the global economy, global energy, global cities, global security, and global immigration.

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The campaign aims to protect and enhance the assets of 210 000 people who rely on rearing livestock for food and income in the Ninewa Governorate. It includes vaccinating almost 1 million sheep, goats, cattle and buffalo and providing 1 500 tonnes of high-nutrient feed for 60 000 animals.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 10:00 pm
Cities can and should play a crucial role in the “radical change” needed to address the problem of hunger, malnutrition and food waste, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today to mayors and representatives of more than 150 cities from around the world gathered in Valencia, Spain.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:00 pm
FAO and Bioversity International, the IITA and the World Banana Forum launched a global programme requiring $98 million to contain and manage a new strain – Tropical Race 4 (TR4) – of Fusarium wilt, an insidious banana-killing disease that can last for years in soils.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 8:00 am
Pope Francis called for governments around the world to collaborate to make migration a safer and voluntary choice, arguing that assuring food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts. He made the call at the global ceremony to mark World Food Day.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 10:00 pm

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

ROME – As leaders gather for the Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Crisis in Geneva tomorrow, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, called for access and resources to alleviate the suffering of more than half a million people. WFP has provided food to the 580,000 people who have flooded out of Myanmar since August 25.
Author: WFP
Posted: October 22, 2017, 9:32 am
WFP has now distributed food to more than 580,000 people in Cox’s Bazar since 25 August, including ongoing distributions of rice, lentils and oil, as well as fortified biscuits and hot meals. WFP urgently needs US$77 million to support the new arrivals as well as people who were already living in camps near the border and host communities. We plan to support one million people in Cox’s Bazar for six months.
Author: WFP
Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:00 pm
ISLAMABAD – A new tool jointly launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan will support interventions related to food security and natural disasters in the country.
Author: WFP
Posted: October 18, 2017, 11:31 am
ANKARA – A groundbreaking programme to support refugees in Turkey is providing monthly cash assistance to vulnerable families at an unprecedented scale. Just a year after its launch, the European Union-funded programme is reaching 1 million refugees, most of them from war-torn Syria.
Author: WFP
Posted: October 17, 2017, 7:38 am