Venezuela ratifies in FAO its commitment to eradicate hunger despite the imperial blockade

The ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Elías Eljuri, reiterated this Tuesday the commitment of the South American nation to the fulfillment of the second Sustainable Development Goal of the UN, relative to the eradication of hunger, so the Venezuelan State has promoted cutting-edge food protection policies for the benefit of the people.

During his participation in the XXXVI Regional Conference of FAO for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Venezuelan ambassador highlighted that the food management system implemented by the Bolivarian Government, since its inception, has been consolidated as a successful model, recognized on repeated occasions by the multilateral organization.

Ambassador Eljuri also highlighted the importance of the integration of organized People’s Power in these State policies, becoming “the main controller of public policies in Venezuela, with social movements and workers’ organizations, which are the driving force in the territory.”

Venezuela supported the presentation of the Report on the Transformation of Food Systems, in order to provide healthy diets for all, and recognized its importance to achieve the objectives, recalling the shared responsibilities for this purpose, “based on national development priorities.”

The FAO Regional Conference is an official forum that is convened every two years, where the Ministers of Agriculture and senior officials of the member countries of the region, meet to discuss the challenges and priority issues related to food and agriculture in order to promote regional coherence on global political issues.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, after discussion with the Regional Group, it was decided to postpone the XXXVI session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, which is held virtually between on October 19 and 21, 2020, with an epicenter in Managua, Nicaragua.

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