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CEB: United Nations system Network on Rural Development and Food Security 23.02.2017

The United Nations system Network on Rural Development and Food Security is a global partnership for tackling development challenges at the country level. Established in 1997 by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (now CEB), it brings together key actors for the achievement of the shared goals of food for all and rural poverty reduction. Comprising 20 United Nations organizations, the Network is an inter-agency mechanism for follow-up to the World Food Summit (1996) and World Food Summit: five years later (2002) and supports the International Land Coalition.

CEB: Collaborative work among United Nations food agencies: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme 23.02.2017

Within the United Nations system, three Rome-based United Nations organizations — the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) — complement and reinforce each other’s activities to address the immediate and long-term challenges of fighting hunger and achieving food security. FAO provides technical expertise and policy guidance. IFAD provides loans and grants to help the rural poor to overcome poverty and gain the means to achieve food security.

CEB: Inter-agency collaboration against hunger 23.02.2017

The following information on existing mechanisms to coordinate the fight against hunger has been included in the present report in response to a request by the Committee for Programme and Coordination at its forty-fourth session.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

Since 2001, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has built its policy agenda around the themes identified in the Secretary-General’s first report on the implementation of the Millennium Declaration (A/56/326). In that report, the Secretary-General set out a broad road map for the follow-up process and proposed two topics on which the process might focus each year, leading to a comprehensive review of the implementation of the Declaration in 2005.

CEB: Inter-agency collaboration against hunger 23.02.2017

At its forty-fifth session, the Committee for Programme and Coordination invited CEB to continue to monitor the effective coordination of system-wide efforts against hunger and poverty and recommended that CEB include in its next annual overview report information on progress being achieved and problems being encountered by the relevant inter-agency mechanisms.

CEB: Themes 23.02.2017

Inter-agency collaboration against hunger; Employment; Migration;

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

The United Nations system is unique in the range and coverage of its structures and mandates and in the diversity of the means of action that are at its disposal. These characteristics can be a unique source of strength in addressing the increasingly complex and interrelated challenges that the international community is facing.

CEB: Food security theme groups at the country level 23.02.2017

Recognizing the importance of substantive thematic coordination in responding to the needs and priorities of partner countries, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) informed CEB that the three organizations had decided to combine their complementary capacities and comparative advantages within food security theme groups at the country level.

CEB: Other programme matters 23.02.2017

International migration and development and Food security theme groups at the country level.

CEB: Emerging issues on the Chief Executives Board agenda 23.02.2017

The Board reviewed the emerging global food price challenge and agreed on a common strategy in support of developing country governance to confront the crisis. CEB was of the view that the multifaceted challenge needed to be addressed in the short, medium and long term. The United Nations system would, in the short to medium term, cooperate in crisis response, development of emergency safety nets and social protection for the most vulnerable, and on rapid employment and income-generation programmes.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP18 23.02.2017

This High-level event, co-hosted by the UN Secretary-General, as Chair of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) and the State of Qatar, showcased people-centered sustainable solutions to the challenge of climate change.

CEB: Box 2.26: Partnerships with civil society 23.02.2017

The United Nations System Network on Rural Development and Food Security, promoted by FAO, IFAD and WFP, combines the exchange of best practices among network members with country-level theme groups.

CEB: Box 2.16: Addressing the triple crisis of AIDS, food security and governance 23.02.2017

Organized in the framework of CEB’s High Level Committee on Programmes by eleven organizations of the UN system, and under the leadership of UNAIDS and WFP, a task group collaborated in 2003 on the preparation of a system-wide strategy ...

CEB: Box 2.9: Combatting hunger and poverty 23.02.2017

The three Rome-based United Nations organizations, FAO, WFP and IFAD, are working with a common vision and complementary mandates to end hunger and poverty.

CEB: Ms. Ertharin Cousin 23.02.2017

Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme on 5 April 2012. Cousin brings more than twenty-five years of national and international non-profit, government, and corporate leadership experience focusing on hunger, food, and resilience strategies. Cousin guides the World Food Programme in meeting urgent food needs while championing longer-term solutions to food insecurity and hunger.

CEB: Gilbert F. Houngbo 07.04.2017

Gilbert F. Houngbo became the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 1 April 2017.  Born and raised in rural Togo, Houngbo has spent more than 30 years working to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, with extensive experience in political affairs, international development, diplomacy and financial management.

CEB: Mr. José Graziano da Silva 23.02.2017

José Graziano da Silva has worked on issues of food security, rural development and agriculture for over 30 years. In 2001 he led the team that designed Brazil’s "Zero Hunger" (Fome Zero) programme. In 2003, he was charged with its implementation by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who named him Special Minister of Food Security and the Fight against Hunger.

Between 2003 and 2010, the “Zero Hunger” programme helped lift 28 million people out of extreme poverty. It also inspired a new set of public policies aimed at promoting economic and social development in Brazil.

HLCP: Forestry and agriculture 23.02.2017

REDD-related activities of the UN system aspire to contribute towards achieving sustainable management of forests that enables the economic, environmental and social goods and services of forests to benefit countries, communities and forest users, while also contributing to global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

HLCP: Food security 23.02.2017

The Food Security Initiative builds on the work of the Secretary-General’s High-level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis, established by CEB in April 2008, and, specifically upon the Comprehensive Framework for Action.

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CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change (Spanish version) 23.02.2017
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change 23.02.2017

This brochure, jointly written and produced by the nearly 40 UN specialized agencies, funds, programmes and other bodies that coordinate their respective activities on climate change through the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change, provides examples of how the diverse entities of the UN system work together and with partners to support ambitious action on climate change.

CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change (Spanish version) 23.02.2017
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change 15.06.2016

This brochure, jointly written and produced by the nearly 40 UN specialized agencies, funds, programmes and other bodies that coordinate their respective activities on climate change through the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change, provides examples of how the diverse entities of the UN system work together and with partners to support ambitious action on climate change.

CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2006, Geneva) 23.02.2017

The present report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its fall 2005 and spring 2006 sessions.

Document reference: E/2006/66
CEB: International Fund for Agricultural Development 23.02.2017
HLCP: Climate-Smart Agriculture 23.02.2017

Providing food, fuel and fibre for a global population of more than 9 billion people by 2050 will put ever greater pressure on our planet’s already scarce natural resources, without taking into account climate change.

HLCP: Climate‐Smart Agriculture 23.02.2017

Business‐as‐usual scenarios of population growth and food consumption patterns indicate that agricultural production will need to increase by 70 percent to meet demands by 2050.

HLCP: Report of 10th Session (March 1997, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1997/7
HLCP: Report of 15th Session (September 1999, New York) 23.02.2017
HLCP: Report of 5th session (March 2003, Rome) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Programme of Work of the High-Level Committee on Programmes for 2003-2004; Follow-up to the United Nations Millennium Declaration:preparations for the 2005 comprehensive review; Strategies for sustainable development: follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development; HIV/AIDS...

Document reference: CEB/2003/4
HLCP: Report of Intersessional meeting (July 2003, Geneva) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Financing for development: Secretary-General’s report to the General Assembly; Review of the status of the work: Task Group on 2005 comprehensive review of the implementation of the Millennium Declaration...

HLCP: Report of 6th Session (September 2003, Rome) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Financing for development; HIV/AIDS and its linkages with food security and governance; Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development; Conflict prevention; Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: 2005...

Document reference: CEB/2003/7
CEB: CEB Press communiqué: Unified United Nations response to the global food price challenge (29 April 2008) 15.06.2016

Following the conclusion of the first regular session of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) for 2008, chaired by the Secretary-General, held at the Universal Postal Union (UPU) headquarters in Bern, on 28 April 2008.

Executive heads exchanged views on current developments, including the rise in global food prices, and staff security and safety. Following its deliberations on global food prices, the Chief Executives Board issued a communiqué on a unified United Nations response to the global food price challenge,

Document reference: CEB/2008/1
CEB: Food security 23.02.2017

Hunger is on the increase across the developing world with tens of millions more people facing food insecurity and malnutrition. The economic downturn is exacerbating the impact of the food crisis, which brought the total number of hungry close to one billion - one in six persons - and with a child dying of hunger every six seconds. Food prices remain volatile and may spike again as droughts and floods and climate-related events affect harvests.

CEB: First Session Report (April 2003, Paris) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Strategies for sustainable development”; Africa’s development and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Management issues (Education for All; World Summit on the Information Society; Launch of new security training programme).

Document reference: CEB/2003/1
CEB: Second Report (October 2003, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to Monterrey: financing for development; HIV/AIDS and its linkages with food security and governance; Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development) and Management issues (Staff security and safety;  Dialogue with staff representatives and the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission).

Document reference: CEB/2003/2

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HLCP: Africa Renewal: January 2014 23.02.2017

The Africa Renewal information programme, produced by the Africa Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information, provides up-to-date information and analysis of the major economic and development challenges facing Africa today. Among the major items it produces is the renowned magazine, Africa Renewal (formerly Africa Recovery), which first appeared in 1987. It also produces a range of public information materials, including backgrounders, press releases and feature articles.

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CEB: United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) 23.02.2017

UNSCN is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations. The mandate of the UNSCN is to promote cooperation among UN agencies and partner organizations in support of community, national, regional, and international efforts to end malnutrition in all of its forms in this generation. It will do this by refining the direction, increasing the scale and strengthening the coherence and impact of actions against malnutrition world wide, and raise awareness of nutrition problems and mobilize commitment to solve them at global, regional and national levels.

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The World Food Programme's Years in Review, 2011 15.06.2016

The Year in Review, 2011 shows what the World Food Programme has done during the 2011. Natural catastrophes and political upheaval defined 2011.  WFP’s food assistance reached nearly 100 million people in 75 countries around the world. The vast majority — nearly 83 million — were women and children.

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WFP on Google+ 23.02.2017
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IFAD on Google+ 23.02.2017
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WFP Videos 15.06.2016
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WFP Photos 15.06.2016
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IFAD Videos 15.06.2016
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IFAD Image Bank 15.06.2016
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FAO Photo Bank 15.06.2016
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WFP Project documents 15.06.2016

Search specific project documents by country, project type or project ID number (if you have it). EMOP stands for emergency operation, PRRO is a relief and rehabilitation operation, DEV is a development operation and SO is a special operation (usually involving logistics).

Direct access: WFP Projects
Food prices data analysis 15.06.2016

The "VAM Food and Commodity Prices Data Store" is an information source for: the Market Monitor publication, which is released each quarter; the monthly Price and Market Bulletins, released by WFP Country Offices; and price trend analysis and market assessments products at both national and sub-national levels, which offers the potential to carry out country comparisons of staple food prices.

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IFAD publications 15.06.2016

IFAD produces a range of publications for both technical and general audiences. This section features public information, policy and advocacy publications designed to raise awareness about IFAD’s impact on reducing rural poverty and improving food security.

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FAO Corporate Document Repository (CDR) 15.06.2016

The CDR contains full-text publications and uses a workflow system based on the Electronic Information Management System (EIMS) to collect (minimal) metadata through the course of the document/publication production process.

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FAO online catalogue 15.06.2016

FAOBIB is a multilingual, on-line catalogue of documents and publications produced by FAO since 1945, books added to the library collections since 1976, and serials held in the FAO library. 

Direct access: FAO online catalogue
FAO The State of the World's Land and Water Resources (SOLAW) 23.02.2017

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW) analyses a variety of options for overcoming constraints and improving resource management in these areas of heightened risk.

In each location, a mix of changes in institutional and policy measures will have to be combined with greater access to technologies for better management of land and water resources. Increased investments; access to novel financing mechanisms; and international cooperation and development assistance will also help overcome these constraints.

Direct access: FAO The State of the World's Land and Water Resources (SOLAW)
FAO The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) 23.02.2017

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. The latest assessment shows that further progress has been made towards the 2015 MDG target, which remains within reach for the developing regions as a whole, although marked differences across regions persist and considerable and immediate additional efforts will be needed.

Direct access: FAO The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI)
Food aid information system 15.06.2016

Report on the nutritional value of food aid deliveries using the three indicators IRMA, IRMAt and IRMAs.

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Information system on water and agriculture 15.06.2016

AQUASTAT is FAO's global information system on water and agriculture, developed by the Land and Water Division. The main mandate of the programme is to collect, analyze and disseminate information on water resources, water uses, and agricultural water management with an emphasis on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This allows interested users to find comprehensive and regularly updated information at global, regional, and national levels.

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Statistics and data 15.06.2016

 Large time-series and cross selectional data relating to hunger, food and agriculture for 245 countries and territories and 35 regional areas, from 1961 to the most recent year.

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Fishery and aquaculture Country profiles 15.06.2016

The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department prepares and publishes Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profiles (“countries” includes also areas/territories as identified and listed by the Organization). Each profile summarizes the Department's assessment of activities and trends in fisheries and aquaculture for the country or area/territory concerned. The profiles have a standard layout. Economic and demographic data are based on UN or World Bank sources; data on fisheries are generally those published by the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department.

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WFP News page 23.02.2017
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FAO Media Centre 23.02.2017
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FAO The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO) 23.02.2017

The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009 is the third issue of a new biennial publication that is intended to expand FAO's existing series of “The State of …” reports. While the findings and conclusions presented rely on technical analysis by FAO commodity and trade specialists, this is not a technical report.

Direct access: FAO The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO)
FAO: The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 23.02.2017

The State of Food and Agriculture, FAO’s major annual flagship publication, aims at bringing to a wider audience balanced science-based assessments of important issues in the field of food and agriculture. Each edition of the report contains a comprehensive, yet easily accessible, overview of a selected topic of major relevance for rural and agricultural development and for global food security.

Direct access: FAO- The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA)
HLCP: The UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security 23.02.2017

The UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security is a global partnership approach towards tackling rural development challenges at the country level. Established in 1997 by the UN Administrative Committee on Coordination (today UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination), it brings together key actors for the achievement of the shared goals of "food for all" and rural poverty reduction.

Direct access: The UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security
HLCP: Global Food Security and Nutrition Forum (FSN Forum) 23.02.2017

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) is a global on-line community facilitated by the Food and Agriculture (FAO).

Set up in 2007, the FSN Forum offers an open and impartial space for e-discussions and resource sharing in food security and nutrition fields. With a facilitated email-group, a web-based forum and a dynamic website, the Forum allows for permanent, easy and high quality peer exchange.

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The Secretary-General’s High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis 23.02.2017

"My High-Level Task Force is working to ensure that the UN system, international financial institutions and the WTO are ready to provide robust and consistent support to countries struggling to cope with food insecurity. This is a long-term effort and it will require a comprehensive push to back solid partnerships, strong strategies and well-financed actions that empower communities to become food secure."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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CEB: World Food Programme (WFP) 15.06.2016
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CEB: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 15.06.2016

International Fund for Agricultural Development

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CEB: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 15.06.2016
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WFP Annual Report 20.03.2017

The Year in Review describes WFP’s actions and achievements in serving people’s emergency, recovery and development needs in year.

Direct access: WFP Annual Report
IFAD: Annual Report 20.03.2017

Read about IFAD’s results and impact in the  Annual Report. The Report also tells the stories of the women and men we work with in rural areas – their challenges and their successes. This year’s Report showcases IFAD’s new directions and new initiatives, which are helping to increase food security and reduce rural poverty across the developing world. And it provides the facts and figures that the Fund regularly shares with its Members States and partners.

Direct access: IFAD: Annual Report

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CEB: World Food Programme 14.10.2016

The World Food Programme(WFP) was established in 1961 by the General Assembly and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference as the UN System's food aid organisation. The WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

CEB: International Fund for Agricultural Development 28.07.2016

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and UN specialised agency dedicated to eradicating poverty in rural areas of developing countries. The Fund was established in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference.

CEB: Food and Agriculture Organization 28.07.2016

The aim of the Food and Agriculture Organization, as defined in its Constitution, is to: raise levels of nutrition and standards of living; secure improvements in food production and distribution; better the conditions of rural people and; contribute toward an expanding world economy and ensure freedom from hunger.

Actions tagged with Food and agriculture

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CEB: Action on HIV/AIDS and its linkages with food security and governance 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Food Security 23.02.2017

Inter-agency Coordination Mechanisms tagged with Food and agriculture

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CEB: United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) 23.02.2017

The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)  is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations.

CEB: UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security 23.02.2017

The UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security is a global partnership approach towards tackling rural development challenges at the country level. Established in 1997 by the UN Administrative Committee on Coordination (today UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination).

HLCP: Global Food Security and Nutrition Forum (FSN Forum) 23.02.2017

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) offers an open and impartial space for e-discussions and resource sharing in food security and nutrition fields. With a facilitated email-group, a web-based forum and a dynamic website, the Forum allows for permanent, easy and high quality peer exchange.

Executive Bios tagged with Food and agriculture

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CEB: Ms. Ertharin Cousin 23.02.2017

Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme on 5 April 2012. Cousin brings more than twenty-five years of national and international non-profit, government, and corporate leadership experience focusing on hunger, food, and resilience strategies. Cousin guides the World Food Programme in meeting urgent food needs while championing longer-term solutions to food insecurity and hunger.

CEB: Gilbert F. Houngbo 07.04.2017

Gilbert F. Houngbo became the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 1 April 2017.  Born and raised in rural Togo, Houngbo has spent more than 30 years working to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, with extensive experience in political affairs, international development, diplomacy and financial management.

CEB: Mr. José Graziano da Silva 23.02.2017

José Graziano da Silva has worked on issues of food security, rural development and agriculture for over 30 years. In 2001 he led the team that designed Brazil’s "Zero Hunger" (Fome Zero) programme. In 2003, he was charged with its implementation by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who named him Special Minister of Food Security and the Fight against Hunger.

Between 2003 and 2010, the “Zero Hunger” programme helped lift 28 million people out of extreme poverty. It also inspired a new set of public policies aimed at promoting economic and social development in Brazil.