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Why UNGA Should Matter To You

The 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly will open 15 September at UN Headquarters in New York, and world leaders will convene to discuss global development and more, in the coming days. Learn why this should matter to you. Post date: 09/11/2015 - 22:10

From a Refugee Facing Hunger - To a Student Learning To Fight It

Cedric Habiyaremye, 29, has big dreams. As a graduate student at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, he’s researching crops that will help improve nutrition and make farming systems more sustainable. There’s a reason he’s making this his life’s work, and it all began two decades ago when he was a young boy in Rwanda. Post date: 06/30/2015 - 20:21

Conflict And School: How Humanitarian Emergencies Disrupt School Meals And Education

When an emergency strikes, whether it is a conflict, natural disaster or a public health emergency, normal life is quickly disrupted. For young people, this disruption can mean long-term breaks in education and school meals. The World Food Programme's (WFP) school meals programme provides a daily and nutritious meal to children and helps to keep them in school. Post date: 05/27/2015 - 18:26

WFP’s Food Assistance For Youth: It’s About More Than Young Children

When many think of WFP providing assistance to youth, they imagine small, smiling children clutching high-energy biscuits or a class of kids enjoying bowls of rice. But WFP’s support for youth—like students who receive school meals—extends to older children as well. Post date: 04/06/2015 - 20:05