General News

New funding boosts efforts to combat deforestation, desertification, climate change and strengthen food systems

14 June 2019, Rome – FAO today welcomed a decision by the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to provide $179 million to support the UN agency’s work with countries worldwide at the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment.&n…

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World ‘Not Keeping Pace’ in Implementing Sustainable Development Goals, Secretary-General Stresses, as Development Financing Forum Begins

Citing a fragile world economy and unravelling multilateral alignments, delegates at the Economic and Social Council’s 2019 forum on financing for development follow-up today also spotlighted a crucial window of opportunity to render the global fi…