Ban Ki-moon: hunger is more than lack of food, it is a terrible injustice

October 16, 2015

The UN Secretary General stressed today that the goals of the 2030 Agenda cannot be achieved without rapid progress towards the eradication of hunger and malnutrition and emphasized that hunger “is much more than a lack of food, it is a terrible injustice. ”.

In a message on the occasion of World Food Day, Ban Ki-moon recalled that significant progress has been made in the past decade, and the proportion of undernourished has dropped by almost half.

However, around a third of the food produced is wasted or lost and nearly 800 million people continue to suffer from hunger, despite enough being produced to feed the entire world’s population. Ban Ki-moon stressed that ending hunger “is everyone’s responsibility.”

On World Food Day this year, special emphasis is placed on the need to break the cycle of rural poverty.

In addition, it has been held within the framework of the Milan Expo 2015, a universal exhibition in which the United Nations is present through various events in which, among other agencies, the World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), which commemorates its 70th anniversary this year.

In that Italian city, during a commemorative act of this World Food Day, Ban Ki-moon emphasized that in order to eradicate hunger, the 17 objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development must be considered as an integral and indivisible purpose.

“We are here to show our commitment to achieving food security for all, to consolidate a global movement to end hunger. This will go hand in hand with an improvement in health, economic development and social inclusion for individuals and societies ”, said the UN Head.

During another forum held in Turin on Thursday, dedicated to local economies, Ban Ki-moon asked participants to encourage their local authorities to get involved in efforts for sustainable development and for them to collect and take into account the views of their citizens.

He also stressed that actions at the local level are also crucial to provide a global response to climate change.

October 16, 2015

The UN Secretary General stressed today that the goals of the 2030 Agenda cannot be achieved without rapid progress towards the eradication of hunger and malnutrition and emphasized that hunger “is much more than a lack of food, it is a terrible injustice. ”.

In a message on the occasion of World Food Day, Ban Ki-moon recalled that significant progress has been made in the past decade, and the proportion of undernourished has dropped by almost half.

However, around a third of the food produced is wasted or lost and nearly 800 million people continue to suffer from hunger, despite enough being produced to feed the entire world’s population. Ban Ki-moon stressed that ending hunger “is everyone’s responsibility.”

On World Food Day this year, special emphasis is placed on the need to break the cycle of rural poverty.

In addition, it has been held within the framework of the Milan Expo 2015, a universal exhibition in which the United Nations is present through various events in which, among other agencies, the World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), which commemorates its 70th anniversary this year.

In that Italian city, during a commemorative act of this World Food Day, Ban Ki-moon emphasized that in order to eradicate hunger, the 17 objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development must be considered as an integral and indivisible purpose.

“We are here to show our commitment to achieving food security for all, to consolidate a global movement to end hunger. This will go hand in hand with an improvement in health, economic development and social inclusion for individuals and societies ”, said the UN Head.

During another forum held in Turin on Thursday, dedicated to local economies, Ban Ki-moon asked participants to encourage their local authorities to get involved in efforts for sustainable development and for them to collect and take into account the views of their citizens.

He also stressed that actions at the local level are also crucial to provide a global response to climate change.