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Zero Hunger is possible ‘within our lifetimes’

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva underlined his firm belief that a hunger-free world is possible "within our lifetimes," during high-level talks in New York.

24 Sep 2013 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva underlined his firm belief that a hunger-free world is possible "within our lifetimes," during high-level talks in New York.

"The Zero Hunger Challenge calls for something new – something bold, but long overdue," he said. It was a "decisive global commitment to end hunger, eliminate childhood stunting, make all food systems sustainable, eradicate rural poverty, and minimize food waste and losses."

Graziano da Silva was attending the MDG Success: Accelerating Action and Partnering for Impact high-level forum at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday 23 September. He spoke on behalf of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's High-Level Task Force on Global Food Security.

Graziano da Silva also emphasized the critical importance of partnerships and broad-based coalitions, in order to meet the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals. "Across the globe we have learned that real change only occurs when many social actors join forces in broad political movements," he said. For more on this story, click here.

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