U.N.’s Ban Calls Hunger ‘Terrible Injustice,’ Calls For Action On Food Security In World Food Day Speech At Milan Expo

Associated Press: U.N. chief marks World Food Day at Expo 2015 world’s fair
“Calling hunger ‘a terrible injustice,’ U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday marked World Food Day with a visit to the Milan Expo World’s Fair, which is focused on food security and nutrition…” (Barry, 10/16).

Deutsche Welle: Ban Ki-moon celebrates World Food Day at Milan expo
“…Ban called for a pledge ‘for food security for all the people around the world, to build a global movement to end hunger — this will go hand in hand with greater health, economic development and social inclusion for individuals and societies’…” (10/16).

Inter Press Service: A Younger Generation Cannot March on an Empty Stomach
“U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon insists there is a special role for the world’s younger generation in the U.N.’s post-2015 development agenda. But that generation of young people, he realizes, cannot be expected to march on an empty stomach…” (Deen, 10/16).

VOA News: World Food Day Focuses on Rural Poverty, Migrants
“…The theme for this year’s World Food Day is ‘Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty.’ It’s in line with the FAO’s new State of Food and Agriculture report that called for ‘sustained private and public investments and social protections for the rural poor’…” (DeCapua, 10/16).

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