State Of Global Agriculture. IAASTD

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The International Assessment Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) has released a report on the state of global agriculture. With contributions from more than 400 scientists, the report notes that the way the world grows its food will have to change radically to better serve the poor and hungry if the world is to cope with a growing population and climate change while avoiding social breakdown and environmental collapse. Download the report and read more about IAASTD from the website.  UN Pulse Permanent Link: State of Global Agriculture

World Population Policies 2007

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The World Population Policies 2007 provides a summary overview of population policies and dynamics for each of the United Nations Member and non-member States for which data are available at mid-decade for the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and for 2007. It shows, on a country-by-country basis, the evolution of Government views and policies from 1976 to 2007 with respect to population size and growth, population age structure, fertility and family planning, health and mortality, spatial distribution and international migration. Learn how you can purchase, download and/or purchase the CD-ROM from the website.  UN Pulse
Permanent Link: World Population Policies 2007

IFAD: Grants For Indigenous Groups

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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has announced the 2008 call for grant applications from indigenous peoples’ organizations and their communities. The Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility offers grants to fund projects, innovative approaches and partnerships that promote the development of indigenous peoples and help them fulfil their aspirations. The deadline is 30 June 2008.  UN Pulse Permanent Link: Grants for Indigenous Groups

2007 AIDS Epidemic Update Regional Summaries. UNAIDS

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The Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has issued the 2007 AIDS epidemic update Regional Summaries. Reports, in pdf, include the following regions:

French versions and regional factsheets also available.

HIV/AIDS And The Workplace: Saving Lives, Protecting Jobs. ILO

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The International Labour Organization (ILO) has issued a new report, SHARE report: Saving lives, protecting jobs (full text, pdf, 3.74 MB). SHARE, the Strategic HIV/AIDS Responses in Enterprises, is an ILO programme that aims to implement the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDs and the world of work through overcoming discrimination, changing behaviour and facilitating access to services and treatment. UN Pulse Permanent Link: HIV/AIDS and the workplace

Sustainable Consumption And Production. UNEP

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The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has issued a new report, Planning for Change: Guidelines for National Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, (full text, pdf, 1.5 MB). The report offers guidelines on how national governments can plan, develop, implement and monitor a national programme on sustainable consumption and production.

UN Pulse  Permanent Link: Sustainable consumption and production

Higher Global Food Prices And Low-Income Countries

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Implications of higher global food prices for poverty in low-income countries
Source: World Bank Policy Research Working Papers

In many poor countries, the recent increases in prices of staple foods raise the real incomes of those selling food, many of whom are relatively poor, while hurting net food consumers, many of whom are also relatively poor. The impacts on poverty will certainly be very diverse, but the average impact on poverty depends upon the balance between these two effects, and can only be determined by looking at real-world data. Results using household data for ten observations on nine low-income countries show that the short-run impacts of higher staple food prices on poverty differ considerably by commodity and by country, but, that poverty increases are much more frequent, and larger, than poverty reductions. The recent large increases in food prices appear likely to raise overall poverty in low income countries substantially.

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