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UN call for global action against hunger and climate change


The United Nations called for more action against hunger and the climate crisis on World Food Day.
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Qu Dongyu, said on World Food Day that hunger affected 811 million people around the world last year, although the world produces enough food for everyone and this is unimaginable and unacceptable.
Qu cautioned that the stakes were greatest for young people, and said that in the coming years, the effects of climate change must be mitigated to fight hunger and poverty.
To do so, he argued, global food production must become more efficient and sustainable, noting that consumers can also contribute to their behaviour.
For his part, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a video message that World Food Day is a call to achieve global food security.
He added, “The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the global food situation, which means that 3 billion people cannot afford healthy food.”

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