06/07/2016 News / Why end world hunger by 2030? We have the moral obligation to end it now: Swami Agnivesh

Why end world hunger by 2030? We have the moral obligation to end it now: Swami Agnivesh

Culture and Spirituality, Health & Nutrition, Sustainable Development, 06/07/2016

I’ve never before returned from an international meet as greatly impressed as I did when I came back to India after attending a meeting of the United Nations’ World Food Programme in Rome last month.

The meeting was addressed by Pope Francis, for whom I have great love and respect – he does not mince words when he speaks up for social justice.

There are 795 million – or one in nine – undernourished people in the world today, and poor nutrition causes45% of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.

WFP Photo by Giulio d’Adamo

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