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According to a new study on the contribution of women in agrifood systems carried out by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), women in Latin America and Carribean continue to be invisible in the agrifood sector while they have a big impact on the system.

As many as one billion children under the age of 18 experience some form of violence every year.

Overall in the Caribbean, the number of undernourished people decreased from 8.1 million in 1990-1992, to 7.5 million in 2014-16. The proportion of undernourished people fell from 27 percent to 19.8 percent during the same period.

As the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean face an increasingly challenging economic environment, governments have a singular opportunity to help one of our most precious resources—our youngest children.

Inequality, which at its most extreme leads to social exclusion, has been the target of a special focus by the Organization of the American States. Addressing this issue encompasses all the key pillars of our work: integral development, democracy, human rights and public security.

Oxfam has calculated that if inequality in the region were to be reduced by five points between 2011 and 2019, some 17.4 million people could move out of poverty. If the opposite were to occur, a five-point increase could result in an additional 18 million people living in poverty.

Commission on Global Poverty: Share Your Ideas on Measuring Extreme Poverty

In 2013, the World Bank Group announced two goals that would guide its development work worldwide. The first is the eradication of chronic extreme poverty. More formally, it is the target of bringing the number of extremely poor people, defined as those living on less than 1.25 ppp-adjusted dollars a day, to less than 3% of the world population by 2030. The second is the boosting of shared prosperity, defined as promoting the growth of per capita real income of the poorest 40% of the population in each country.

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:30 to Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:30

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