In this forum, experts, practitioners and policy-makers from around the world discuss how to address the ongoing and emerging challenges for meeting the MDGs in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future. The results of this-e-discussion will provide ECOSOC with constructive inputs and policy recommendations for strengthening efforts towards achieving the internationally agreed development goals, particularly the MDGs by 2015, and for sustaining and continuing development gains in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.
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Sustainable food systems crucial to fighting hunger. At the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) highlighted the positive role sustainable food systems can play in the fight against hunger. Every day, 840 million people go hungry. "We need to produce nutritious food for all people today while also protecting the capacity of future generations to feed themselves,” said Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General.
Seizing momentum for 2014. In a briefing on UN challenges for 2014, the Secretary-General spoke on the MDGs and post-2015, saying, “Political leaders are deeply engaged in the global discussion on development, key constituencies are mobilized and we increasingly know what works. We must seize this momentum.”
UN officials stress MDG acceleration at 'Group of 77' meeting. UN officials stressed the importance of fulfilling development commitments and accelerating achievement of the MDGs at the annual handover ceremony of the chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China. "As never before, we have the tools to eradicate poverty, improve social and economic well-being and lay the foundations for a sustainable future," the Secretary-General said to Member States.