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Cambodia launches Zero Hunger Challenge

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 12th May 2015, the Government of Cambodia, with the collaboration and support of the United Nations, launched a national Zero Hunger Challenge, a major initiative to eradicate hunger in the country by 2025.

The National Zero Hunger Challenge (NZHC) was launched by H.E Dr. Yim Chhay Ly, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD).

In his opening speech, the Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Yim Chhay Ly announced the Royal Government of Cambodia’s appreciation for, and commitment to, the ZHC. He explained CARD is the Government’s policy advisor for agricultural and rural development, food security, nutrition and social protection designated to coordinate efforts within the government as well as with development partners.

“The ZHC is one of the efforts complementing international and regional programmes such as Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition, and the national programmes that contribute to the reduction of hunger, poverty and malnutrition,” said Dr. Yim Chhay Ly.

The Zero Hunger Challenge is a call-to-action, based on the wish of the UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon to encourage decision makers to focus their attention on hunger, nutrition and sustainable agriculture.

The challenge of Zero Hunger means:

  • Zero stunted children less than 2 years
  • 100% access to adequate food all year round
  • All food systems are sustainable
  • 100% increase in smallholder productivity and income
  • Zero loss or waste of food

Read more about the launch at the Zero Hunger Challenge Blog.

Learn more about the Zero Hunger Challenge

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