Government announces intent to launch national programme in line with regional Zero Hunger Challenge for Asia & the Pacific. Read more about the regional meeting here
CPLP heads of state and government approved the Dili Declaration, which among other things highlighted the need to eradicate hunger and poverty in the CPLP and placed food and nutrition security as a permanent issue on the agendas until 2025.
20 July 2014 - "One of the youngest nations on the planet, and the youngest in Asia, Timor-Leste today announced that overcoming hunger and food insecurity is inseparable from the principles that will sustain its sovereignty."
Chile, China & Morocco are the latest in a growing list of countries to make great strides in combating undernourishment such as the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal 1 – to halve the proportion of hungry people by 2015 – or the 1996 World Food Summit target of halving the absolute number of hungry people by 2015.
The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, concluded a two-day mission to the Republic of Korea with a formal launch of the Zero Hunger Challenge in Seoul.