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Experts call for robust surveillance and coordinated approaches in tackling Fall armyworm (FAW) infestation

28th April 2017 Press Releases

Working Session (Photo/@FAO)

26 April 2017, Nairobi – Experts attending a technical meeting convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Nairobi to discuss the Fall armyworm infestation in Southern Africa in particular and the rest of Africa have called for robust monitoring of the pest in order to respond effectively. They include participants from Research Institutes, Academia, government officials, private sector, international partners such as DFID and USAID, farmer organizations, extension staff, entomologists, plant protection officers and other stakeholders.


FAO partners with the African Union and NPCA to develop capacity to track progress on Malabo Road Map

28th April 2017 Press Releases

Region holds training workshop on Malabo Reporting process within Southern Africa


(Photo: © FAO/Steven Lazaro)

24 April 2017, Johannesburg – Policy makers and government officials from across Southern Africa are meeting under the CAADP/Malabo Biennial Review and reporting mechanism to enhance skills on methods and tool to track and assess progress achieved in CAADP/Malabo  implementation and its impact on targeted beneficiaries within the agriculture sector. FAO, in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA) organized a five-day technical workshop starting today in Johannesburg, South Africa. 


Prevent malaria – save lives: WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April

25th April 2017 Latest News, Press Releases

At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives.


The Human Development Report 2016 “Human Development for Everyone”

24th March 2017 Press Releases

The  Human Development Report 2016 “Human Development for Everyone” was launched on the 21st March 2017, in Stockholm, Sweden with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin, and the Director of the Human Development Report Office and lead author of the report, Selim Jahan.

This year’s @UNDP #humandevelopment report, Human Development for Everyone . Find it here: #HDR201

PRESS RELEASE: The Smurfs and the United Nations: Teaming up for a happier, more peaceful and more equitable world

21st March 2017 Press Releases

20 March 2017, Pretoria: The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to make the world happier, more peaceful, equitable and healthy with a campaign launched by the United Nations, UNICEF, and the United Nations Foundation today, the International Day of Happiness.