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Strong Social Protections, Food Systems Key to Ending Poverty, Hunger, Speakers Stress, as High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Continues

Beginning its review of progress made in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the High-Level Political Forum today took an in‑depth look at country-level efforts to achieve the first two Goals on the eradication of poverty and hunger.

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Answer – SADC Agreement and protection of the PDO products feta cheese and Kalamata olives – P-004696/2016

The EU-SADC (Southern African Development Community) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), was signed at Kasane in Botswana, on 10 June 2016, with six of the members of SADC, namely Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.

Under Protocol 3 (Geographical …

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Lab to Help Diagnosis of Animal Diseases Using Nuclear-Derived Techniques Opens in Botswana

Jwaneng, Botswana – Botswana’s first-ever veterinary disease diagnostic laboratory outside its capital, opened here last week, will contribute to food security, nutrition and increased beef exports through the use of serological, molecular, nuclear and nuclear derived techniques for the early …

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Secretary-General Hails History-Making Ceremony as World Leaders from 175 Countries Sign Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Day-long Event Sees 14 States Parties to Treaty Deposit Ratification Instruments

World leaders from 175 countries gathered at United Nations Headquarters today for the official signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the historic accord reached last December, with …

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El Niño set to have a devastating impact on southern Africa&#39s harvests and food security

12 February 2016 – Over the coming year, humanitarian partners should prepare for food insecurity levels and food insecure population numbers in southern Africa to be at their highest levels since the 2002-2003 food crisis, the United Nations agriculture agency …