Op-Ed by the President of the UN General Assembly
President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has recently released an op-ed that looks at the the impacts of COVID-19 on access to sufficient and nutritious food. In part it reads:
“Despite successful harvests this past season, two billion people did not have regular access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food prior to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Indeed, hunger has been on the rise globally for the past four years.
Throughout its 74th session, the General Assembly prioritized hunger and poverty issues with a view to alleviating suffering, empowering farmers and food producers, and building resilient food systems.”
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