Wednesday, October 15, 2014



Compiled by Dick Bennett[DB1]  for a Culture of Peace, Justice, and Ecology

What’s at stake:  Organizing and funding to convert from military to civilian purposes,  prepare for climate change,  reduce population, reduce poverty, and feed the world is a global problem and requires global cooperation.


Contents UN World Food Day and World Poverty Day Newsletters Oct. 16 and 17, 2014

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
     UN World Food Day, Oct. 16
UN World Food Day Google Search
UN World Poverty Day, Oct. 17
UN World Poverty Google Search
Population Connection

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO)
Family Farming is the focus of World Food Day 2014
About FAO
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Contest 2014
World Food Day, 16 October 2014

The 2014 World Food Day theme - Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth” - has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.
The UN General Assembly has designated 2014 “International Year of Family Farming.” This is a strong signal that the international community recognizes the important contribution of family farmers to world food security.
Did you know?

World Food Day was first held on 16 Oct 1981.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations marks World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945.

World Food Day Poster Contest 2014
The poster contest is co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Women’s Guild in Rome, Italy. Entries are accepted until 30 September 2014.

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United Nations
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
17 October
 Millenium Development Goals poster
Theme for 2014:
Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the post-2015 development agenda.
The 2014 theme recognises and underscores the demanding challenge of identifying and securing the participation of those experiencing extreme poverty and social exclusion in the “Post-2015 Development Agenda” that will replace the Millennium Development Goals.
The official commemoration on 17 October at UN Headquarters will be an occasion to recognize people living in poverty as critical partners for fighting the development challenges we face. The commemoration at the UN is organized in partnership with the International Movement ATD Fourth World, the NGO Sub-committee for the Eradication of Poverty and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, supported by the Missions of France and Burkina Faso to the UN.

One of the initiatives planned is a ten-part exhibition of collective artwork by people living in poverty that will be mounted in the buildings of the United Nations from 13 October 2014.
There will be a panel discussion on 16 October 2014 (1.15-2.30 pm) at the United Nations Headquarters entitled “Beijing+20 - Leaving No One Behind: Women, Poverty, and Participation”, which will explore the disproportionate effects of poverty on women and women's contributions to ending poverty.
Help the United Nations to raise awareness about the progress made and the challenges that remain for people living in poverty. Use #EndPoverty to post your messages about the MDGs and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Other ways to get involved:
  • Learn and help share the infographics and videos about accelerating the Millennium Development Goals.
  • Sign up for Thunderclap to stand with people in poverty
  • Watch persons affected by poverty share their views at the official commemoration at UN Headquarters, live, on UN webcast on 17 October.
For more information about the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the 2014 commemoration at UN Headquarters, please visit the websites of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and"Overcoming Extreme Poverty".
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United Nations Population Fund
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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UNorganization. The work of the UNFPA involves promotion of the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. This is done through major national and demographic surveys and with population censuses. The data generated are used to create programmes to reduce poverty and address issues concerning the rights of particular minority population groups. One of their aims is to ensure that "every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect".[1] Their work involves the improvement of reproductive health; including creation of national strategies and protocols, and providing supplies and services to these minority groups, as well as internal migrants and refugees, the elderly and the handicapped. The organization has recently been known for its worldwide campaign against obstetric fistula and female genital mutilation.
The UNFPA supports programs in more than 150 countries, territories and areas spread across four geographic regions: Arab States and Europe, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa. Around three quarters of the staff work in the field. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group and part of its Executive Committee.[2]
UNFPA began operations in 1969 as the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (the name was changed in 1987) under the administration of the United Nations Development Fund.[3] In 1971 it was placed under the authority of the United Nations General Assembly.[4][5][6]
Its stated mission is to promote the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of "health and equal opportunity." UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programs to "reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect." The agency’s main goals are:

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Population Connection is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington D.C., United States that attempts to stop what they believe is an unsustainable rate of births.  MORE:    

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