SIDS share "unique challenges" to food security and nutrition

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Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, speaks to journalists on the Ocean Conference. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist (file)

The launch of a Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in the Small Island Developing States or SIDS has been welcomed by the UN.

Peter Thompson, the UN General Assembly President, made the remarks in his opening statement during a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conference in Rome, Italy.

Because of their small size and isolation, he notes, the SIDS are particularly threatened by natural disasters and the impacts of climate change and as a result, many of them are facing food insecurity and high rates of malnutrition.

He explained to Sandra Ferrari how the new plan would help.

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