Archive for June 6th, 2019

06/06/2019

Every Year, 1 in 10 People Worldwide (Some 600 Million) Fall Ill; 420,000 Die after Eating Contaminated Food – World Food Safety Day

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Food safety is everyone’s responsibility and therefore everyone’s business. 5 steps we all must take to ensure our food is safe.

Photo: ©FAO/Karen Minasyan

Food safety is everyone’s business. The first World Food Safety Day will be marked on Friday 7 June, 2019.

ROME, 6 June 2019 (FAO)*  – The first ever celebration of the United Nations World Food Safety Day, to be marked globally on 7 June, aims to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe.

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06/06/2019

World Bank Downgrades Global Growth Forecasts, Poorest Countries Hardest Hit

The World Bank has lowered its expectations of global economic growth for this year in a new report. It says that, although the picture for poorer countries is expected to stabilize in 2020, economic momentum remains weak.

World Bank/Rob Beechey | Dar es Salaam Port, Tanzania.
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The risks to emerging and developing economies include rising trade barriers, slow investment, and economic slowdowns in richer countries.
06/06/2019

World’s Displacement Crises Worsened by Lack of Funds, Political Will or Media Attention

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UNITED NATIONS, Jun 6 2019 (IPS)* –  The world’s 10 most displacement crises—rendering millions of people homeless– have continued to worsen due either to political neglect, a shortage of funds or lack of media attention, according to a new report released by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

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Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland visited Buea in South West in Cameroon Tuesday 23 April. There he met with a group of women who have been displaced by the mounting crisis in the Anglophone parts of Cameroon.

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06/06/2019

Meanwhile, Around the World

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By Johan Galtung and Antonio C. S. Rosa – TRANSCEND Media Service

An in-depth dialogue between the founder of TRANSCEND International and rector of TRANSCEND Peace University and the founder-editor of the pioneering Peace Journalism website, TRANSCEND Media Service-TMS

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Antonio: I have a question dear Johan. I see the world going to hell literally and figuratively.

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06/06/2019

Vital Food Crops Destroyed in Syria amid Upsurge in Fighting across Idlib, Hama – Farmers and Families Are Being Held ‘Hostage’

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Thousands of acres of crops have been destroyed in Syria’s Idlib and north Hama provinces amid ongoing deadly violence, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday [4 June 2019], in a call to the warring parties to stop using food security to hold people “hostage”.

UNICEF/Watad | Children fleeing the escalating violence in Idlib take shelter in an overcrowded IDP camp in the Atmeh village, close to the Turkish border in the Syrian Arab Republic. (May 2019)

In a briefing to journalists in Geneva, WFP Spokesperson Hervé Verhoosel expressed alarm at the humanitarian crisis in the north-western opposition-held enclave, where a Government-led military operation escalated in late April.

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06/06/2019

Keeping Morocco’s Indigenous Culture and Conservation in Balance

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5 June 2019 — The delicate balance between indigenous farming practices and conservation in Morocco is under threat, but according to the UN, local communities in the Western High Atlas Mountains are finding ways to preserve traditions and still make a living from the land. 

UNDP Morocco | Located in southern Morocco, the Imegdale territory is located in the Western High Atlas range. The oldest section of the range, the High Atlas has a wide variety of natural and cultural assets, which cohere as a unique landscape and ecosystem.
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The Amazighe, who live in the mountainous south of the country, have traditionally been able to conserve the unique biodiversity of the region and preserve their cultural heritage.

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06/06/2019

UN ‘Financial Crisis’ Has Been Years in the Making and Is Undermining Its Mandates and Reform Efforts’ – Guterres Proposes Solutions

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The UN’s financial crisis has been years in the making and is undermining the organization’s mandates and reform efforts, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Fifth Committee,  the body responsible for the United Nations budget,  on Tuesday.[5 June 2019].

UN Photo/Rick Bajornas | Secretariat Building at United Nations Headquarters
Mr. Guterres said that the inability to meet payroll and pay supplies would be “catastrophic” for the UN’s reputation and ability to conduct business.
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