Tue, 04/01/2008 Sustainable Development
Millions more of the world’s most vulnerable people are facing starvation as food shortages loom and crop prices spiral ever upwards...
Mon, 10/01/2007 Environment
Agriculture is the sector most affected by changes in climate patterns and will be increasingly vulnerable in the future. Especially at risk are developing countries, which are highly dependent on agriculture and have fewer resources and options to combat damage from climate change.
Thu, 05/15/2008 Hunger Legislation
You have already responded to the increase in global food prices, and I understand you are considering yet bolder action. This letter recommends elements for a Presidential Hunger Initiative. It would include completion of a reformed Farm Bill, funding for assistance to hungry people and agricultural development in poor parts of the world, and global policy initiatives.
Tue, 04/18/2006 Christian Response
As members of an international congregation, we recognize our obligation and opportunities to develop a world vision and a sense of global responsibility. CC & RR 9 exhorts us: "We are members of the prophetic church. While recognizing our own need for conversion, we bear witness to God's holiness and justice. We announce the liberating presence of Jesus Christ and...
Mon, 01/08/2007 Christian Response
At the beginning of the new year, I wish to extend prayerful good wishes for peace to Governments, leaders of nations and all men and women of good will. In a special way, I invoke peace upon...
Fri, 06/22/2007 Christian Response
World Council of Churches international peace conference partipants endorse launch of Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum
Tue, 10/09/2007 Hunger Legislation
Continuation of General Assembly...
Fri, 05/09/2008 Hunger Legislation
This week we saw some big gestures but small progress in the fight to tackle the soaring costs of food worldwide. But in the wash of statistics, finger-pointing, excuse-making and rescue packages from governments and international agencies, we often miss the...
Fri, 04/18/2008 Hunger Legislation
Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen:
And thank you to the organizers of this conference for having me here. As perhaps the nation’s oldest domestic hunger scholar, I am never sure whether I am being brought in for some perceived added value or simply to see if I can still stand and speak at the same time. If it’s the latter, I hope to assure you that I can. But I want to do it today not with the usual cheery exhortations of a wrap-up speaker, but with...
Wed, 09/26/2007 Hunger Legislation
epartment of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York Secretary-General, in address to General Assembly, lays out vision of stronger,more flexible, efficient, accountable United Nations
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s address to the General Assembly, “A Stronger United Nations for a Better World”, in New York, 25 September 2007: