New food assistance accord to take effect in 2013

AlertNet: A new international food assistance convention will come into force on January 1 next year after the European Union ratified it this week, but critics say it lacks teeth. The accord, agreed in London in April, required ratification of at least five signatories by the end of November to enter into force from the start of 2013. Besides the EU, Japan, the United States, Switzerland and Denmark have also adopted it. Its predecessor, the Food Aid Convention, was first negotiated in 1967 and updated......

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