“We expect the uptake of biomass in industry to not only reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by replacing fossil fuels, but also to increase the country’s competitiveness and create employment,” said Mark Draeck, an Industrial Development Officer at UNIDO.
Global foreign direct investment slides for third consecutive year
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows slid by 13% in 2018, to US$1.3 trillion from $1.5 trillion the previous year – the third consecutive annual decline, according to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2019.
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.
Tehran, May 22, IRNA - Iran's Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Saeed Namaki said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding on expansion of mutual cooperation in health and medical treatment sectors.
FAO's role in preventing and reducing child labour in agriculture
Child labour is defined as work that is inappropriate for a child’s age, affects children’s education, or is likely to harm their health, safety or morals. It should be emphasized that not all work carried out by children is considered child labour.
Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus calls for a new approach to address hunger and conflict
Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus today called for a complete change in the ways to address the often-related issues of hunger and conflict. He made the appeal at an event at FAO headquarters in Rome highlighting progress made by the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace.
Persian calligraphy painting offered to Dutch royal collection
Tehran, May 25, IRNA – Iran's Ambassador to The Hague Alireza Kazemi offered a calligraphy painting work that reads poetry verses of the prominent 14-century Persian poet, Hafiz, to the Netherlands' king.
71 years of the Nakba: OIC confirms its steadfast support for Palestine
The General Secretariat of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) remembered the seventy-first anniversary of the Nakba of Palestine on this day, May 15, 2019, following the declaration of the State of Israel and the subsequent ethnic uprooting, discrimination, mass displacement, murder, persecution and confiscation of property as well as depriving the authentic Palestinian people of theirlegitimate rights.