Interactive dialogue on Targeting Hunger: South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Transforming Agriculture.”February 20, 2020
New York, NY – ‘Global hunger has been rising for the 4th consecutive year. Recent figures show that over 820 million people suffer from hunger. More than 60 percent (approximately 500 million) of these 820 million people live in Asia, while another 30 percent (approximately 250 million) in Africa. Hunger has its genesis in extreme poverty. This is reflected in the data on poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, two of the most impoverished and populous regions of the world.’
New York. February 12, 2020.-The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) participates in an interactive dialogue based on SDGs Goal number 2, Zero Hunger: “Targeting Hunger: South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Transforming Agriculture”, that took place on February 12, 2020.
The interactive dialogue took place at the UN Headquarters in New York and was conveyed by the Office of the President of the General Assembly (PGA) in partnership with United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO.)
The event brought together Member States, United Nations Specialised Agencies, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Think Tanks.
FAO director-general, Qu Dongyu, highlighted the importance of the role of private sector as well as South-South and Triangular Cooperation in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.)
In his remark, Mr. Jorge Chediek, director of United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, praised the success of countries of the South in the production of food through South-South and Triangular Cooperation. Mr. Chediek commended the efforts of the PGA in highlighting the importance of the political commitment towards a global engagement to achieve the SDGs.
GFDD, as an organisation that promotes international development, and in its capacity as an NGO with consultative status with the CoNGO joined the conversation in support of the SDGs and South-South Cooperation.
About the event
The Office of the President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly has conveyed an interactive dialogue on “Targeting Hunger: South- South and Triangular Cooperation for Transforming Agriculture”. The event consisted, inter alia, as a forum to share experiences, identify challenges and explore opportunities for South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the agriculture sector, in order to address the issue of increasing hunger around the world.