European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs at the Global Civil Society Symposium 'Food Security and Nutrition in the Post-2015 Framework' in Cyprus
Today, EU Commissioner Andris Piebalgs participates in the Global Civil Society Symposium 'Food Security and Nutrition in the Post-2015 Framework' in Nicosia, Cyprus. The event will contribute to setting specific recommendations on key issues related to the global fight against hunger -such as nutrition, sustainable agriculture; resilience; water; governance; and the role of the private sector- to be included in the post-2015 framework.
During his intervention, Commissioner Piebalgs will exchange views with European civil society organisations on the common approach to addressing hunger and under-nutrition beyond 2015 and will stress that the EU is and will remain at the forefront of this fight. This is deemed imperative given that, although the share of underweight children under five declined from 29 per cent in 1990 to 18 per cent in 2010, more actions are needed to halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.
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