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The G20 Summit and Global Nutrition: What the International Community Brings to the Table

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
The G20 Summit and Global Nutrition: What the International Community Brings to the Table

At the sixth annual G20 Summit this November in Cannes, France, heads of state gathered to discuss the global financial system and the Greek bailout crisis. In the final declaration published at the conclusion of the meeting, G20 members also promised to improve transparency and stability of global food commodities markets. But not represented at the G20 summit were the nations which stand most to loose in increasingly volatile food markets: low-income nations.

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The UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases: Raising Awareness But Little Else

| October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
The UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases: Raising Awareness But Little Else

This September, representatives of UN member states convened in New York to discuss the prevention and control of non-communicable disease (NCDs) through action and research. This was the second UN General Assembly meeting on a global health topic, but it failed to achieve much beyond raising awareness of one of the most pressing and understated problems of global health this century.

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