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Some 820m. people still suffer from hunger - UN Chief

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TEHRAN, 16 October 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Food Day, 16 October 2018, while saying that about 820 million people still suffer from hunger, called for a world in which every person has access to a healthy and nutritious diet.

The full text of his message reads:

In our world of plenty, one person in nine does not have enough to eat.

About 820 million people still suffer from hunger.

Most of them are women.

Some 155 million children are chronically malnourished and may endure the effects of stunting for their entire lives.

And hunger causes almost half of the infant deaths worldwide.

This is intolerable.

On World Food Day, let us commit to a world without hunger -- a world in which every person has access to a healthy, nutritious diet.

Zero hunger is about joining forces.

Countries and companies, institutions and individuals: we must each do our part towards sustainable food systems.

Today, we renew our commitment to uphold everyone’s fundamental right to food and to leave no one behind.

Thank you.



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