Archive for October, 2012

Secretary-General’s message on International Day for Eradication of Poverty

17th October 2012 Uncategorized

New York – Poverty is easy to denounce but difficult to combat.  Those suffering from hunger, want and indignity need more than sympathetic words; they need concrete support. (more…)

Second meeting of Green Climate Fund Board to decide on host country of the Fund

17th October 2012 Uncategorized

Songdo – The Board of the Green Climate Fund will hold its second meeting starting Thursday, 18 October, in Songdo, Republic of Korea. Building on the successful outcome of its inaugural meeting in August in Geneva, it will address several key issues for the operationalization of the Fund. (more…)

The secretary-General Message on World Food Day – 16 October

16th October 2012 Uncategorized

New York – The world food situation continues to be cause for serious concern.  Millions of small food producers — many of whom are women — are struggling to cope with economic and climatic shocks, and with high and volatile food prices. (more…)

Secretary General’s message on the International Day of Rural Women

15th October 2012 Uncategorized

New York – Rural women produce much of the world’s food, care for the environment and help reduce the risk of disaster in their communities.  Yet they continue to face disadvantages and discrimination that prevent them from realizing their potential.   (more…)

UN Deputy Humanitarian chief Catherine Bragg to visit Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe

15th October 2012 Uncategorized