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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development proposes a global rethink on how to eradicate poverty and hunger, and draws a line in the sand: poverty and hunger should end within 15 years. What makes this call to action unique is that it urges every country, whether rich or poor, to work together through partnerships to transform the lives of the most vulnerable people.

As the Agenda gathers momentum, countries are increasingly recognizing the importance of promoting more coordinated and focused policy actions. Only by aligning their efforts and strengths can countries wipe out the root causes that keep the hungry, food insecure and malnourished, trapped in a vicious circle of chronic deprivation.

As a policy and knowledge organization with a mandate to help countries eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, FAO is a natural convener for countries aiming to implement the 2030 Agenda, and remains committed to assist them translate their political commitment into concrete action.

Highlights of the month

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FROM THE FIELD

Persistence and profits pay off

Investing in female entrepreneurs improves livelihoods in Bangladesh.

©FAO/Ami Vitale

KNOWLEDGE SHARING PLATFORM

Urban Food Actions

Urbanization will shape the 21st century: by 2050, two-thirds of the global population will most probably live in cities.