St. Vincent and the Grenadines is among thirty-three Countries have reaffirmed their commitment to eradicate hunger by the year 2025.
Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have advanced a robust agenda aimed at achieving the eradication of hunger in the region, during a major FAO meeting which concluded on Saturday in Santiago, Chile.
All thirty-three countries of the region have reaffirmed their commitment to eradicate hunger by 2025 via the Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative, as well as pledged to strengthen actions to eliminate malnutrition.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said what they have seen in this Conference is a huge regional commitment to progress on food security by governments, civil society and the private sector, which has been turned into a concrete agenda of actions to eradicate hunger.
The priority that governments are giving to the fight against hunger was evinced by the participation at the conference of top leaders from across the region, including the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, the Vice-President for Social Matters of Venezuela, Hector Rodriguez, the First Lady of Peru, Nadine Heredia, and 19 State ministers and 12 deputy-ministers, all of whom agreed to implement various international cooperation initiatives.
This country’s Minister of Social Development Frederick Stephenson attended the Conference.