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FAO chief calls for action to end the injustice of malnutrition in all its forms

The Decade of Action on Nutrition is an essential step towards achievement of the 2030 Agenda

19 July 2016, New York - The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition belongs to everybody, noted FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in his remarks during a High Level Political Forum (HLPF) side-event entitled “Leaving no-one behind in the fight against malnutrition in all its forms” that took place at the UN Headquarters in New York on July 19, 2016. In his statement, delivered by Ms. Carla Mucavi, Director of the FAO Liaison Office to the UN, Graziano da Silva highlighted the importance of the Decade of Action on Nutrition (that will run from 2016 to 2025) , as an essential step towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.While significant progress has been made in reducing undernourishment, stunting and wasting, the overall nutrition situation is still far from good, added the FAO chief.

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