Ending hunger is possible: UN Secretary-GeneralListen /
In a world of plenty, no one should go hungry.
That was the message UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered at the World Food Prize ceremony held on Thursday in the American city of Des Moines, Iowa.
"Ending hunger and malnutrition can be done. It is the right thing to do, the smart thing to do, the necessary thing to do. It is what we must do. After all, the world has enough food to feed every woman, man and child."
Mr. Ban said ending hunger requires better global governance as well as harnessing the creativity of scientists and economists, developing new approaches and technologies, and engaging new generations.
The World Food Prize recognizes achievements in improving the quality, quantity and availability of food globally.
Previous winners have included former Presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil and John Kufuor of Ghana.