FAO lauds Cuba for meeting MDG Number 1, two years before deadline.

United Nations Recognizes Cuba for Having Met Millennium Goals

Havana, Cuba, Jun 13.- Cuba and other 37 nations of Latin America and Africa were congratulated today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), for having met the millennium goals in this sector two years before the deadline.

Cuba is one of the 189 countries that in September 2000 adopted the Millennium Declaration, endorsing the principles and objectives agreed to realize the goals by 2015.
 
These 38 nations pave the way for a better future-proof that with strong political will, coordination and cooperation, it is possible to achieve rapid and lasting reductions of hunger, José Graziano da Silva, director general of the FAO, cited by news agencies, stressed in Rome.
 
Two years before the end of the program, the organization welcomes the efforts of those States to eradicate hunger, showing that on food change is possible, even quickly, Da Silva stated.
 
Among the MGs are included full access to adequate food, avoid stunting of children, ensuring the sustainability of the food system, to achieve increased productivity and avoid wasting food.
 
Globally, hunger has declined in the last decade, but still 870 million people are undernourished, and millions of human beings suffer from malnutrition, FAO Secretary-General said. (ACN)

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