The World Food Program (WFP) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will honour Djibouti for its efforts to achieve the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), an official source said Tuesday.
Djibouti will be honoured during a ceremony jointly organized by the two organizations in Rome, Italy between June 6 to 13, which will be attended by Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh.
In a message sent to Djibouti president, FAO Director General Jose Graziano Da Silva and WFP Executive Director Madam Erthrain Cousin said out of a total of 184 countries, only 72 states achieved the MDG on reduction of hunger by half.
“In 2013, Djibouti received a certificate for the progress accomplished in the area of fighting against hunger,” da Silva and Cousin recalled in their message.
MDGs comprise eight objectives adopted by 193 member states of the United Nations and 23 international organizations. The objectives include reduction of extreme poverty and infant mortality, the fight against certain diseases including HIV/AIDS, access to education, gender equality as well as promotion of sustainable development. Enditem