Dean Rohrer

消除饥饿和营养不良

罗马 – 有时发生的某些事情会给人类带来根本性的影响,但却常常被忽视。罗马在12月就就发生了这样的事情。联合国粮食及农业组织(粮农组织)理事会决定,粮农组织的目标将不再仅仅是减少饥饿,而是消除饥饿、粮食不安全和营养不良。下一步将是把这一变更提交2013年6月由所有成员国参加的粮农组织大会批准。

对许多人来说,这个措辞上的小小变化似乎微不足道。批评者会说,设立这种没有时限的目标意义不大。其他人可能会认为,消除饥饿的想法本身便是无稽之谈,因为我们无法做到。

过去12年来,到2015年将饥饿人口减半这一千年发展目标是减少饥饿运动的主要驱动力。发展中国家饥饿人口的比例已显著下降 - 从1990-1992年的23.2%降至目前的14.9%。然而,下降的主要原因是世界人口的增加,而不是实际饥饿人数的略有减少(从大约9.8亿减少到今天的8.52亿)。

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