Gender equality has not been achieved in any country of the world – gender inequality in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, particularly in rural areas, is still an issue. With the International Day of Rural Women tomorrow, FAO is raising awareness on the situation of rural women and its ongoing and soon to be launched efforts to empower them, and calls for actions to ensure that rural women and girls fully enjoy their human rights.
Few issues have generated as much public interest in recent years as food loss and waste, widely agreed to be a moral and technical failure in a world where hunger and malnutrition have yet to be eradicated.
Four years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and with efforts off track for meeting its objectives, world leaders today called for a decade of ambitious action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and announced actions they are taking to advance the agenda.
The U.S. Agency for International Development will host one of the region’s flagship international business events, the ninth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, at the Rixos Khadisha Hotel, on November 12-13, 2019 in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.
With only about 2 percent of its total population severely undernourished (7 percent lower than the world average), the Europe and Central Asia region is better off than others with regards to food security. However, other forms of malnutrition are following in the wake: Millions still suffer from micronutrient deficiencies – anaemia, in particular – and some 200 million people in the region, corresponding to one-fourth of adults, are now obese.
Electric power exported to Afghanistan from Uzbekistan was drastically cut in 11 Afghan provinces, including Kabul, after “anti-government armed militants destroyed two power pylons in the northern province of Baghlan,” according to a statement by the power supply company De Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS).
The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM), which runs the Radio Liberty, commented on a statement by Komil Allamjonov, the director of the Uzbek Information and Mass Communications Agency about violation of journalistic ethics by the Liberty Radio Uzbek service (Ozodlik).
The United States special envoy to Afghanistan is heading to Qatar and the Afghan capital to resume peace talks aimed at ending 18 years of military intervention.
New UN report warns of a new climate reality where economic losses are set to quadruple. The relentless sequence of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific the past two years was beyond what the region had previously experienced or was able to predict – and this is a sign of things to come in the new climate reality, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality that is eliminating one-third of potential economic growth in heavily polluted areas and threatening human and environmental well-being, according to a World Bank report released today.