Population growth, increasing urbanization, modern technologies, and climate change are transforming the world at a fast pace. But what direction are these transformations headed in? Are they benefiting the poor and the food insecure? And will the food systems of the future be able to feed and employ the millions of young people poised to enter labor markets in the decades to come?
An official says the World Health Organization (WHO) hopes to eradicate polio in 2016, after containing outbreaks in conflict-ridden Syria, Iraq and Somalia by immunizing millions of children over two years.
The United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message on the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, 29 April 2015, called for common pledge to rid the world of chemical weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction.