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Asia-Pacific region achieves Millennium Development Goal to reduce hunger by half by 2015

The Asia-Pacific region has achieved the Millennium Development Goal (MDG-1c) by reducing the proportion of people suffering from hunger by half by 2015, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced. “This is an historic achievement, a great milestone of which the Asia-Pacific region should be proud,” said Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative. “Looking at the region as a whole, in the MDG base year of 1990, around 24 percent of the population was undernourished. Today, that percentage has been cut in half to 12 percent and thus has met the MDG hunger goal.” Continue reading

UN is proud to be at Expo Milano 2015 to highlight the cause of food security

UN Milan ExpoExpo Milano 2015 will be hosted in Milan, Italy, between 1 May and 31 October 2015 with the theme, “Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life”. The UN Commissioner-General for Expo 2015, Mr. Eduardo Rojas-Briales, will participate in the official opening of the Expo, along with the Commissioners-General of some Continue reading

The Zero Hunger Challenge – United for a sustainable world

The UN at Expo Milano 2015Is it possible to ensure that all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious and sustainable food?  This is the question that will open and challenge the World Exposition in Milan in 2015.   A question that was answered in a definitive manner by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon when he launched the “Zero Hunger Challenge”: we can eliminate hunger  in our lifetime. Continue reading

University Students pitch marketing ideas for the Zero Hunger Challenge at the 2015 Milano Expo

IMG_4696On the 15 October, University of Canberra students pitched advertising campaigns that were designed to generate awareness and action on the issue of food waste to be part of the UN’s participation at the Milan Expo in 2015, which will be themed The Zero Hunger Challenge. United for a Sustainable World. Continue reading

Countries in Asia and the Pacific urged to take up the Zero Hunger Challenge

The mission for an end to hunger in the world’s most populous region has received a boost, with FAO member countries responding positively to a call by the Organization’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva for a “massive effort” to end hunger in Asia and the Pacific. Continue reading

FAO: Asia and the Pacific must increase food production to meet future demand

Governments in Asia and the Pacific should take some major, fundamental decisions – and soon – about ways to increase their food production and address undernourishment, FAO has warned.

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