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Preventing waste, a recipe for food security

One of the first lessons we learned as kids was not to throw away food. Our family comes from a humble place. Our childhood includes stories of immigration, poverty and discrimination. Our parents’…  


Fishing for prosperity

The island of Idjwi is a heaven of peace at the east of DRC, its isolation preventing it from being involved in the region's conflicts. Yet this small territory is also the most populated, which…  



On Mother’s Day, Thousands Join Actress and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton in Pledge to Stand Up for Families Suffering from Famine

A new Care2 petition from actress and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton is calling on people everywhere to show support for the millions of mothers and families…  


UNDP calls for increased support for resilience in Yemen

As the international community convenes for a pledging conference on Yemen, UNDP urges strong support to ease the suffering of the people of Yemen. More than two years of war have left nearly 19…  


Chefs Roca Brothers team up with Shakira and other celebrity advocates at the World Economic Forum

UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors and acclaimed master chefs Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, known as the Roca Brothers, presented a new chocolate creation to raise awareness of food waste and hunger during a…  


Fighting climate change, one meal at a time

The kitchen has always been the most important part of the house for us – it is where we played as brothers growing up in Girona, Spain, where we did our homework as our mother prepared her lamb and…  


The food situation in Ethiopia is also of great concern

Many people find it hard to imagine that people are still dying from hunger despite all the resources at our disposal. I joined UNDP's office in Addis Ababa after working in Geneva, where people…  


Setting a sustainable table

Food has always been a central part of our lives. We grew up in our parents’ restaurant and realized early on that the way people experience food – especially how they cook food and preserve culinary…  


Yemen needs broad support to stop the crisis

Fragile, impoverished Yemen already ranked among the world’s poorest countries when political transition erupted into all-out war two years ago. To make things worse, the country is also suffering the…  

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