For the past three years, Oxfam in Armenia has marked International Women's Day with the Female Food Hero national award ceremony. It aims to promote women who work in agriculture in Armenia, and who have been successful in bringing positive change and in promoting food security, nutrition and the sustainable development of their community. This year it involves candidates from every region of Armenia, who have been nominated by the Ministry of Agriculture of Armenia and the Agricultural Alliance established by Oxfam.
A new study will show the opportunities that outsourcing can create for job seekers and job creators in developing countries.
Women in Bangladesh are carving healthier, wealthier futures for themselves and their children—and they have chicken eggs and pineapples to thank.
Food security has been high on political agendas since 2007/08, when food price spikes sparked social unrest, protests and violent revolts in more than 43 countries. Around that time, the human population became more urban than rural for the first time ever. Policymakers need to know how these two facts are related. However, very few of them do.
This year, the UN turns 70. But 2015 is much more than a birthday. The year also marks a moment when the UN will either succeed or fail to secure a meaningful deal on a post-2015 development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), alongside overlapping and crucial deals on climate change, financing for development and trade in the same year.
Zero Discrimination Day is a chance to celebrate diversity and to reject discrimination. By joining our voices together, we can be part of a resounding call for compassion, tolerance and peace. Open up, reach out.
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