Addressing Food, Nutrition Security Challenges of Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound implications for food security and nutrition. A number of overlapping and reinforcing dynamics have emerged such as disruptions to food supply chains; loss of income and livelihoods; a widening of inequality; disruptions to social protection programs; altered food environments; and uneven food prices in localized contexts.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji on 15 May 2019., by UN Photo-Mark Garten

UN chief outlines ‘intertwined challenges’ of climate change

Visiting Fiji for the first time as Secretary-General, António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum on Tuesday, namely climate change and the world’s rising ocean, which threatens to submerge low-lying nations. “The Pacific region…

SDGs and Bangladesh: Progress, challenges, missing links

‘Despite various challenges Bangladesh is on track to achieve Sustainable Development Goals’, a recent government report claims. The report titled Sustainable Development Goals: Bangladesh Progress Report 2018 says, Bangladesh is performing well in various aspects including poverty reduction, gender equality,…