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GCAP Statement on Forests, Food, & Nutrition

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Forests are Key to Ending Malnutrition & Hunger

But UN Members Would Allow 10 More Years of Deforestation!!

Forests can reduce, end global hunger, according to the new report launched on 6th May, 2015 during the United Nations Forum on Forests in New York. It is a bold claim, and the report, published by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), doesn't shy away from the enormity of the problem it seeks to address.

Some 805 million people — one in nine citizens of Earth — are undernourished, primarily in Africa and Asia. At the same time, between 1.2 and 1.5 billion people worldwide depend on forests for all or most of their diet and livelihood, according to the report. This suggests that if countries with big forest-dependent populations adopt national policies and land-use strategies that support the planting of multi-functional trees to provide food, timber, fuel wood, medicine, and a host of environmental services, they could do much to ensure access to safe, nutritious food for all. Agro-forestry, like agro-ecology, is important to achieving UN Secretary General’s Zero Hunger Challenge!

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15-Million To Take Action for A Better World

 

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15-Million To Take Action for A Better World

 

MEDIA RELEASE

Millions of women, men and children from more than sixty countries are taking to the streets, markets, workplaces and online throughout the month of May to demand that world leaders take ambitious actions this year to end poverty, inequalities and climate change.

Some 15 million people from every region of the world are expected to participate in the action/2015 May Month of Action -- which is being coordinated by World Vision and the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) -- united by an overarching call to the world's nations to adopt ambitious anti-poverty and climate agendas at two major forthcoming UN summits.

The month of May was chosen for this mass display of People Power because governments are right now negotiating the texts that will be adopted at the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Summit in September and the COP21 climate negotiations in December.

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GCAP Solidarity with Nepal

A call to prioritize marginalized and excluded people in Nepal

After the earthquake in Nepal: Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) calls on the  international community to work with local civil society to reach and deliver aid to marginalised and excluded communities  in remote areas.

“Even after a week, immediate relief has not reached remote areas” reports Daya Sagar Shrestha today, the Director of the NGO Federation of Nepal. “People in 10 districts are facing serious humanitarian challenges. The number of deaths has crossed over 5000 and hundreds of thousands of people have been wounded.”

The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) expresses wholehearted solidarity with the people of Nepal and hopes that the nation gains the strength to overcome this disaster. GCAP recognises the efforts of the Government of Nepal but the extent of the humanitarian crisis and limited resources there needs timely and quality support from international organizations.

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