The world must act and act now if we are to reach zero hunger by 2030 — that was the message delivered on Friday by Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, at the United Nations (UN) Food Systems Summit.
Stressing the need for urgency during her speech at the all-virtual summit, which is being held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly’s 76th session in New York, the minister said that there was no more time for planning in the run-up to 2030 — a timeframe that the UN has designated the ‘Decade of Action.’ She reiterated that the combined efforts of all actors was necessary for the world to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 2.
“The magnitude of the task that faces the global community in meeting SDG 2 – Zero Hunger by 2030 – is clearly huge.
The reality of the situation is that we were already struggling to meet Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Covid has, in effect, moved the finish line,” said Almheiri.
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