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January 19, 2015
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FAO chief: Ending hunger starts at the international level
Hunger still exists despite the world's ability to produce enough food for all, writes Jose Graziano da Silva, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization. Hunger is mainly caused by lack of access and protracted armed conflicts, he writes, and those issues must be addressed directly by the United Nations and others so FAO and other organizations can do the work of feeding people. Food Tank (1/16)
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Ban: Hostilities in Ukraine must stop immediately
Fighting between Ukraine and rebel forces near the Donetsk airport threatens the cease-fire agreement reached last year and must stop, says Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general. Ban offered the UN's help in resolving the crisis. The Security Council will discuss the renewed fighting during its Wednesday session. The Indian Express (India)/Agence France-Presse (1/19), BBC (1/19), The Associated Press (1/19)
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WHO: Premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases on the rise
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Analysis: SDGs need to be all-encompassing to address inequalities
The Sustainable Development Goals have 17 proposed goals, and Liz Ford explains the process and the meaning of the SDGs, along with an interactive explainer. "[T]here is a general consensus that it's better to have 17 goals that include targets on women's empowerment, good governance, and peace and security, for example, than fewer goals that don't address these issues," Ford writes. The Guardian (London) (1/19)
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Report: Renewables are cost-competitive with oil, gas
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UN peacekeeper killed in Mali
A United Nations peacekeeper from Chad was killed Friday in Mali. The UN mission there suffered 29 fatalities in 2014 and recently shifted some operations from the capital to the city of Gao. BBC (1/17), PassBlue (1/18)
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