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Indian Cabinet green-lights National Nutrition Mission

The cabinet has approved the establishment of a National Nutrition Mission (NNM) to tackle malnourishment and stunted growth. The government is aiming to cut undernutrition, stunting, and low birthweight by 2% per year among 100 million people. It also hopes to cut anaemia among women, adolescent girls, and young children by 3% every year. The…

4 billion people have no social protection: ILO

A recently released report from the ILO contains data indicating that only 45% of the world’s population “is effectively covered by at least one social benefit”. The rest, 55% or 4 billion people, lack any sort of coverage. Just 29% of the world’s population has “access to comprehensive social security”, up from 27% in 2014-15.…

“Inflection Point” in Battle against Hunger: FAO

FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva told British legislators this week that the battle to end hunger is at an “inflection point” and that it is crucial to back family farmers to successfully tackle hunger. “The main cause of hunger nowadays is not the lack of food, but the lack of access to it,” he…

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