G20 summit to address the world food crisis barely addresses key issues including biofuels, safety nets and trade restrictions

by IRIN News June 24, 2011

The agriculture ministers of major economies, rich as well as emerging, meeting for the first time as the world verges on another food crisis in only four years, have disappointed. Their decisions, summed up in a 24-page Action Plan on Food Price Volatility and Agriculture, lacked the teeth to bite ...

Amid criticism, UN food agency to elect new chief

by Raphael Minder New York Times June 24, 2011

MADRID — On Sunday, members of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization will elect a new director general amid pressure on the agency to improve its own administrative efficiency, as well as that of the world’s poorest farming nations....

UNHCR 2011 refugee statistics: full data

by The Guardian June 21, 2011

The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide has reached 43.7m people, the highest number in 15 years, according to a report published today to mark World Refugee Day....

UNHCR report says refugee numbers at 15-year high

by Shiv Malik The Guardian June 20, 2011

The number of forcibly displaced people around the world has reached a 15-year high, according to the UN high commission for refugees (UNHCR), with the vast majority languishing in poor countries ill-equipped to cater to their needs....

International Labor Organization passes convention giving rights to domestic workers

by IRIN News June 17, 2011

Activists campaigning for the rights of domestic workers are celebrating the passing of the International Labour Organization's (ILO) convention recognizing domestic work as work. The convention is a long time coming and has brought the often invisible and abused to the forefront of protection, says...

Leftist former army officer Ollanta Humala elected president of Peru; wants to strengthen US ties

by BBC News June 8, 2011

Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala says he wants to strengthen ties with Peru's South American neighbours and the US - a "strategic partner"....

Rosineide Lima da Silva and her family could be in line to benefit from Brazil’s new, expanded anti-poverty progam. Brazil’s strong economic growth, and past anti-poverty programs are credited with lifting 20 million Brazilians out of extreme poverty in the last 10 years. Nonetheless, some 16 million people still live in extreme poverty, defined as having 70 reais ($44) or less a month.

Brazil launches plan to end extreme poverty in three years; plan would raise incomes of 16 million people

by BBC News June 2, 2011

Brazil has launched a welfare scheme to lift millions out of extreme poverty by 2014, which President Dilma Rousseff calls her government's key priority....

Almost 17 million acres of land in Colombia were stolen by armed groups involved in the country’s civil conflict—government plans to return la...

by BBC News May 29, 2011

The Colombian government says almost 7m hectares (17m acres) of land have been stolen by armed groups involved in the country's civil conflict over the past 25 years. ...

Protestors take over Peruvian city, say new silver mining operation will pollute Lake Titicaca

by BBC News May 27, 2011

Thousands of angry indigenous protesters have taken over the city centre of Puno in south-eastern Peru....

Mubarak to face conspiracy charges in protest shootings

by Ernesto Londono Washington Post May 24, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Egypt’s top prosecutor said Tuesday that ousted president Hosni Mubarak will stand trial in an alleged conspiracy to kill demonstrators in February’s uprising and could face the death penalty if convicted. ...

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