Sunday 25 February 2018

Martin and Clinton to co-host world hunger talks

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Micheal Martin will co-host an international conference on world hunger with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is among the high-profile figures from up to 190 countries invited to the event in New York next month.

Mr Martin revealed that food security -- following the traumatic Pakistan floods and Russian fires -- will top the agenda.

"Nutrition and food security are the greatest challenges we face," he said.

"It is unacceptable and a major failure that over a billion people are hungry in the world today."

The minister confirmed that Irish and US officials were working to ensure as many countries as possible attend the event

Irish Independent

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