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Four CIS countries reach UN aims in combating famine

June 13, 2013, 12:12 UTC+3

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkmenistan show reduction of the absolute number of starving people

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ROME, June 13 (Itar-Tass) - Thirty eight countries reached the aims set by the world community in combating famine before the expiration of the set period in 2015.

As Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Joze Graziano da Silva said in Rome, these states are paving the way to their better future. They, according to him, are a proof of the fact that it is possible to achieve a quick and long drop in the number of starving people with the help of a strong political will, coordination and cooperation.

Twenty countries have already reached aim number one of development of the millennium on the reduction of the share of starving people by two times from 1990-1992 to 2010-2012. Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Brasilia, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Jordan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Malawi, the Republic of Maldives, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Togo, Uruguay, Fugees and Chile are among the countries.

Another 18 countries reached aim number one, as well as solved a more complex task set at the World Food Summit on the reduction of the absolute number of starving people in the period from 1990-1992 to 2010-2012. These states include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Ghana, Guyana, Georgia, Djibouti, Cuba, Sao Tome and Principe, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Thailand and Turkmenistan.

Representatives of these countries will be presented special diplomas at the 38th session of the General Conference of the organization which is opening at the FAO Headquarters in Rome at the end of the week.

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