News article for IFHE October 1, 2020
What is happening at the United Nations in New York City this autumn:
9/21/20 The United Nations commemorated the 75th anniversary of the member states coming together after World War II.
Today, the United Nations is dealing with a very different kind of pandemic with a need to come together again on many different critical issues.
9/29/20 International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction. About one-third of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally. When talking about fruits and vegetables, about 45 percent of the produce is wasted.
10/16/20 World Food Day. Over 150 countries participate each year. This will be an online event which the organizers expect the same amount of participation.
9/24 -9/26/20 Nature for Life. This event dealt with nature, climate change, and population. Speakers answered questions trying to find solutions to how people and nature live in harmony without harming the resources the world has left. Each day was a different focus: Sustainable Development Goals Day recognizing the value of nature, Business and Finance Day, Global Ambition Day, and Local Action Day.
10/1 /20 United Nations high level meeting on Gender Equality
10/2/20 United Nations high level meeting of the International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons