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News Release: Five More Asia-Pacific Countries Receive FAO Awards For Meeting And Exceeding MDG Hunger Targets (07/06/2015)
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Five countries from Asia and the Pacific have received awards for their achievements in the fight against hunger, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization announced today. The five – China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nepal and Solomon Islands – were among 15 countries worldwide to receive special diplomas from the FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, at a special awards ceremony during the biennial FAO Conference in Rome, Italy. The awards were bestowed to senior figures from all 15 countries at a special ceremony for their achievements in meeting or exceeding the Millennium Development Goal (MDG-1c) which aimed to reduce the proportion of hunger by half by 2015. China and Myanmar were among seven countries recognized for additionally meeting or exceeding the World Food Summit target of reducing by half the absolute number of hungry.
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FAO ,   (2015 )
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Press Release in English
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HUNGER, STARVATION, FOOD, AGRICULTURE, DEVELOPMENT
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 FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization
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10.01.00  -  Food And Nutrition
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