“Now the world has a deadline to end hunger,” says FAO

October 12, 2015

The Committee on World Food Security debates this week at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in Rome, how to eradicate hunger by 2030.

The meeting, which will last until Friday, is the first international meeting after the approval in September of the new sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years.

The FAO Director General stressed that now the world has a deadline to end hunger, to achieve food security and to eradicate malnutrition in all its forms.

José Graziano da Silva made it clear that “no one should doubt that this could become the Zero Hunger generation”.

The Committee is an intergovernmental body that acts as a forum for the review and monitoring of policies for the sector. It also provides an opportunity for participants from civil society and the private sector to express their ideas on the initiatives taken.

The event was also attended by the executive director of the World Food Program, Ertharin Cousin, and the president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo Nwanze.

The Committee is expected to approve a voluntary agreement on Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises. Its aim is to ensure that development and humanitarian efforts are integrated in regions facing long-term crises.

October 12, 2015

The Committee on World Food Security debates this week at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in Rome, how to eradicate hunger by 2030.

The meeting, which will last until Friday, is the first international meeting after the approval in September of the new sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years.

The FAO Director General stressed that now the world has a deadline to end hunger, to achieve food security and to eradicate malnutrition in all its forms.

José Graziano da Silva made it clear that “no one should doubt that this could become the Zero Hunger generation”.

The Committee is an intergovernmental body that acts as a forum for the review and monitoring of policies for the sector. It also provides an opportunity for participants from civil society and the private sector to express their ideas on the initiatives taken.

The event was also attended by the executive director of the World Food Program, Ertharin Cousin, and the president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo Nwanze.

The Committee is expected to approve a voluntary agreement on Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises. Its aim is to ensure that development and humanitarian efforts are integrated in regions facing long-term crises.