EU contributes €70m to tackle global hunger

EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica.

The European Commission and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have strengthened their partnership to boost the resilience of millions of people struggling with severe and often prolonged or recurrent food crises around the world. The agreement for €70m contribution, signed by Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, and the FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, contributes to the Global Network against Food Crises to promote sustainable solutions to food crises. 

“The Global Network against Food Crises allowed us to take concrete and we need to scale this up. This additional contribution of €70m to the FAO will further bolster our partnership and speed up the network's efforts to tackle hunger globally," EU Commissioner Mimica said on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

In a separate event on Tuesday, the EU and the UN reconfirmed their mutual and firm commitment to reinforce the EU-UN strategic partnership on peace operations and crisis management for 2019-2021, in the margins of the UN Secretary-General's High-level event on Action for Peacekeeping.

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