The African Union, European Union, Nigeria, Spain, the United States, Colombia, Germany, and Indonesia have all reaffirmed their commitment to meeting the critical needs of hundreds of millions of people throughout the world in terms of food security and nutrition.
This information was disclosed in a statement that was published on the US Mission in Nigeria’s website.
It said that the proclamation was made following a meeting that took place on Tuesday in New York, which was held in conjunction with the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
The leaders claimed that the pandemic, escalating climate crisis pressures, high energy and fertilizer prices, and extended conflicts had all made the problem of food security even more difficult.
The invasion of Ukraine by Russia, they said, has harmed supply lines and production, worsening food insecurity for the world’s most vulnerable.
“We can only defeat global food insecurity by working together to build creative partnerships across the global community, including international financial institutions and other critical players,” the statement adds.
The United Nations, regional and sub-regional organizations, as well as civil society organizations, are partners in initiatives to strengthen international collaboration and partnership. Over 100 United Nations Member States have endorsed the Roadmap for Global Food Security – Call to Action as of September 20 of this year.