What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Vatican

Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

January 17, 2017. The Holy See has issued a statement Tuesday in response to "attempts by the Order of Malta to discredit” the new group established by the Vatican to conduct the investigation of why the Chancellor of the Order of Malta was asked to step down.
World

Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

January 16, 2017. On Monday morning, a Turkish cargo plane has tragically crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens and hospitalizing many others. Many homes and vehicles in the small village are also destroyed. As a result, Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the victims of the disaster on behalf of Pope Francis.
Vatican

Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

January 11, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, January 14, at the Vatican to inaugurate the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.
Vatican

Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

December 30, 2016. The smiling archbishop Justo Mullor died this morning in Rome, at the Pío XI Clinic. He was 84 years old.
Pope Francis

Pope approves new decrees for the Causes of Saints

December 22, 2016. On Wednesday, December 21, Pope Francis authorized the following decrees for the Causes of Saints:

Though world hunger reduces, one in nine people suffer from malnutrition

2014-09-16

805 million people in the world suffer from malnutrition. These are the dramatic figures of the UN's new report on the state of food security

Despite those figures, the report also stated that access to food has improved due to economic progress, particularly in Asia and Latin America

The report concluded that in order to eradicate hunger, countries must foster a favorable environment with an integrated approach. 

JOMO KWAME SUNDARAM 
FAO Assistant General Director
 
"Inclusive growth is probably the key. Growth is important in terms of increasing in camps more generally as well as increasing food production. But in addition to that, it has to be inclusive. In other words, people must be able to afford to be able to buy the food they need.”

The report also states that in order to reduce malnutrition, a strong political commitment is essential. 

JOMO KWAME SUNDARAM 
FAO Assistant General Director

"Political commitment at the highest level is crucial. Food security and nutrition tends to fall among several stools so when there is clear national leadership on addressing food security and nutrition, it makes a huge difference.”

Reducing hunger in developing countries is a step closer to reaching the Millenium Development Goal of lessening by half the number of undernourished people by 2015. 

As of now, 63 developing countries have achieved this goal and 6 others are close to reaching it. But there is still much to do in order to make hunger a memory of the past. 



YJA/JAE
FAO
-FA
-PR
Up: JAE