The Prince’s Government is actively engaged in the fight against hunger as part of its development cooperation policy. This year Monaco is investing more than 2.6 million euros in food security and child nutrition operations in predominantly African countries.

The Principality recently took part in the 46th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on accelerating the achievement of SDG N ° 2 (eradicating hunger) to achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals, which coincided with the 74th anniversary of FAO.

The World Food Organisation and the World Food Programme (WFP) are key partners in helping the most vulnerable people to feed themselves in areas vulnerable to climate change and conflict.

The CFS celebrated World Food Day on October 16, in the presence of the three Heads of UN Organisations in Rome (FAO, IFAD, WFP), the Head of the Government of Italy, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to food, and Professor Jeffrey D Sachs who spoke of the challenges in sub-Saharan Africa.

Italy will host the 2021 the World Food Summit, intended to mobilise all the forces of the international community to meet the Challenge of Zero Hunger.

PHOTO: Ms Martine Garcia-Mascarenhas, Deputy Permanent Representative to FAO; Ms. Émilie Larese-Silvestre, Head of Division, Monaco International Cooperation Directorate and HE Mr Robert Fillon, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to FAO Monaco Government Press Office