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Gerda Verburg: “Investing in nutrition means investing in human capital”

  |   SUN Country Network

26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government “The effects of climate change on food and nutrition security, malnutrition, poverty and economics in Guatemala” During the 26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government in the city of Antigua Guatemala, a forum entitled "The effects...

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Pro Mujer, working with allies to tackle COVID-19 in Latin America

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Deliver for Good Globally, the Covid-19 pandemic has put humanity to the test. It is exposing and deepening existing inequalities, particularly among underserved populations, including the women that Pro Mujer serves across Latin America. Over its 30-year history, Pro Mujer has become...

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FAO and PARLATINO working together to promote responsible investment in agriculture and food production in the face of the COVID-19 crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Agricultural, Livestock and Fisheries Commission of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have jointly agreed to increase responsible investment in agriculture and food systems with the aim of mitigating the effects of...

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Building back better requires transforming the development model of Latin America and the Caribbean

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Message by the United Nations' Secretary-General, António Guterres, for the launch of policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on Latin America and the Caribbean. As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world, Latin America and the Caribbean have become a hotspot of the pandemic. In a...

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Millions at risk of severe food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean due to COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean could potentially leave around 14 million* vulnerable people in severe food insecurity this year, warranting urgent attention to save lives, according to projections by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). “It is...

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Coronavirus puts 14 million people at risk of missing meals in Latin America and the Caribbean

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

As South America becomes “a new ‘epicentre” of the COVID-19 pandemic according to the World Health Organization, measures taken to contain its spread look set to take a devastating toll on the broader Latin America and Caribbean region. The World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that the...

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WHO and Costa Rica preview technology pooling initiative to ensure access to COVID-19 health products for all

  |   SUN Country Network

Presidents Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica and Sebastián Piñera of Chile joined WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to announce progress on a technology platform that aims to lift access barriers to effective vaccines, medicines and other health products against COVID-19. Costa Rica proposed...

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ECLAC proposes a basic income to help most vulnerable population overcome the COVID19’s effects

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented a new report on the social challenges of the crisis stemming from COVID-19. In a context of low growth, a significant increase in poverty, extreme poverty and inequality is foreseen in Latin America and...

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Latin American and Caribbean countries coordinate to support regular functioning of food systems during COVID19 crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Ministers and secretaries of agriculture, food, livestock, fisheries and rural development of 26 countries signed a statement detailing their measures so that food is not lacking.  26 Latin American and Caribbean countries expressed their commitment to coordinate the supply of sufficient, safe and nutritious food for...

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Parliamentary Front Against Hunger open letter on COVID-19 and the fight against hunger

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Country Network

The Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean released an open letter calling not to neglect the fight against hunger and malnutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the text, the more than 500 parliamentarians who are part of this legislative network, which receives...

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