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United Nations agencies in Rome vow to take forward Zero Hunger Challenge

FAO, IFAD and WFP to pursue initiative first launched by Ban-Ki Moon

Joint FAO, IFAD, WFP news release 

22 September 2016, New York -  he heads of the Rome-based food and agriculture agencies today thanked United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his personal commitment and leadership in challenging the world to reach Zero Hunger. They promised to maintain momentum to reach the ambitious target by 2030.

The Zero Hunger Challenge was launched in 2012 by Secretary-General Ban who handed the Zero Hunger initiative on to the three agencies today at an event in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly."Many have responded to the Zero Hunger Challenge," the Secretary-General said. "As I end my term in office, I am asking FAO, WFP and IFAD to take my Challenge forward. I am confident they will not rest until Zero Hunger is a reality."

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