The resolution states concern over the nutritional health situation of the Iraqi population and decides to finance the export of medicine, health, supplies, food, materials, and supplies for Iraqi civilian needs. An independent inquiry of the program in 2005 found that over 2000 companies took part in surcharges and bribes to Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi government.
The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, also known as the SPS Agreement, is a WTO treaty regarding “food safety and animal and plant health regulations”. It entered into force on January 1, 1995 with the founding of the WTO.
As the price of staple foods remains high, calls for aid and action have increased. Riots in Haiti and unrest around the globe have highlighted the dramatic effects of rising food prices in developing nations and the dire consequences for the world’s poor. Join our speakers to get an on-the-ground perspective of the crisis and discuss its causes and possible solutions.
The worst drought in decades has left millions of East Africans facing famine, compounding an already difficult and complex political and security situation in the Horn of Africa and beyond. Join Jendayi Frazer and EJ Hogendoorn to discuss the short- and long-term challenges for regional governments, international institutions, and the United States in responding to concerns in the region.
**For further information on the region, please visit CFR's Interactive Map: Horn of Africa, by clicking the following link: http://www.cfr.org/human-rights/interactive-map-horn-africa/p13389**
Andras Forgacs of Modern Meadow, Robert Leclerc of AgFunder, and Mark Rosegrant of the International Food Policy Research Institute join Carol C. Adelman, senior fellow and director of the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute, to discuss emerging technologies in the agriculture sector.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
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