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Cornell unites science and policy to end hunger
One stillbirth occurs every 16 seconds, according to first ever joint UN estimates
Public schools short-changed by $19 billion
World leaders, celebrities to join WHO’s Big Event for Mental Health on
UN welcomes nearly $1 billion in recent pledges – to bolster access to lifesaving tests
ACCC receives international competition advocacy award
Boost for global response to COVID-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to COVAX facility
$27million investment in global vaccine facility
Google and FAO launch new Big Data tool for all
World Bank Executive Director nomination
How narrative visualisation can help combat misinformation about COVID-19
2 in 5 schools around world lacked basic handwashing facilities prior to COVID-19 pandemic – UNICEF, WHO
Tropical fisheries projected to decline 40 per cent by 2050s
Three is magic number for Manchester academics at Teaching Excellence Awards
FAO unveils platform to help accelerate action on reducing food loss and waste
United Kingdom supports FAO’s desert locust-fighting efforts with £ 17 million contribution
FAO launches new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme outlining seven key priority areas
Almost 10 million children may never return to school following Covid-19 lockdown: new report
Austrade regional market update on impact of COVID-19 8 July
New Zealand joins global facility for pre-purchase of COVID-19 Vaccine
Insurance Council appoints new chair of Code Governance Committee
Reserve Bank supports global call to action on remittances
An additional three million children in Afghanistan need help to survive in 2020, warns Save Children
Thirty countries will benefit as Global Environment Facility funds FAO-led projects
New locust swarms threaten to increase hunger in parts of Africa already reeling from flooding & coronavirus crisis
Quest for Genuine Muslim Leadership
FAO Director-General says fight against Desert Locusts will take time, despite significant control gains
Supporting World Bank COVID-19 response
Promising signs in fight against drug-resistant superbugs
UniSA research shows promising signs in fight against drug-resistant superbugs
Green MP joins international call to cancel developing countries’ debt
Greens Back Global Call For Debt Forgiveness
A timeline of COVID 19 and Human Rights: A vaccine, guinea pigs and prioritisation
COVID-19: Using economic stimulus to reduce long-term hunger impact
FAO urges at G20 meeting protection of food supply chains amid COVID-19 threat
Joint Statement on COVID-19 Impacts on Food Security and Nutrition
KPMG Australia frames mining sector ‘way forward’ in COVID-19 era
COVID-19: FAO and African Union commit to safeguarding food security amid crisis
Funding important research
Proposed bonfire of regulations will burn ordinary New Zealanders
“Team effort” is high road to achieving Sustainable Development Goals
Maternal depression on rise in poor countries
Griffith convenes high level regional policy dialogue in South Pacific
Asia turns to Australia for smart cities solutions
New report exposes horror of working conditions for millions of sanitation workers
Health taxes joint planning session
IMF, World Bank & G20 meetings in United States
WHO welcomes vital new funding for Global Fund