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Transcript of Press Stakeout of UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen in Moscow

Thank you so much, and always a pleasure being here in Moscow to be able to meet with you (Russian Foreign Minister Mr. Sergey Lavrov) and your team here. Let me also start by saying how much we appreciate the strong support that we receive from you and from Russia to the implementation of our mandate, as you rightly said Security Council resolution 2254.                          

FAO head urges G20 to invest in a healthy planet for healthy food

The head of the UN food relief agency called on the world’s richest nations on Thursday to invest more in sustainable living, to feed the world’s growing population.

In his appeal to G20 environment ministers, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Qu Dongyu, highlighted the challenge of having to produce more food while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Lebanon: Mothers skipping meals so their children can eat

The location of Darb El Seem, along a riverbank on the outskirts of Saida, is idyllic. But for the 250 Syrian refugees – 150 of them children – who live there, the informal settlement is a place of desperation, disease and hunger.

“We live on bread and zaatar. My children eat first, and if there’s anything left, I’ll eat that” – Rehaf, mother of three.