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UN concerns on the hunger situation in the country

Author : | Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The UN Undersecretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, says the international community has been mobilized to respond to the hunger situation in South Sudan.

The Least Developed Countries, LDC, consists of the poorest and most vulnerable groups.

Gyan Chandra Acharya says they are monitoring systems of responding to the situation.

“The UN system as a whole is monitoring it. I am sure that there will be good respond and I am sure that there will be also better agriculture situation in the country.”

Mr Acharya was addressing the press in Antalya, Turkey, last Saturday while attending UN conference on Mid-Term Review on Istanbul Program of Action for Least Developed Countries.

Five years ago, UN Member States met in Istanbul and adopted the Istanbul Program of Action for Least Developed Countries. The Least developed Countries are 48 in total, 34 in Africa, 13 in Asia Pacific and 1 in Latin America.

The program is intended to strengthen the global partnership for development for poor countries in all the eight priority areas.

The eight priority areas include productive capacity, agriculture, food security and rural development, trade, commodities, Human and social development, multiple crises and other emerging challenges, mobilizing financial resources for development, and capacity governance at all levels.

Among key decisions in the draft political declaration at the end of the conference, was the call for establishment of technology bank (Tech Bank), urging the developed and developing countries to provide financial and technical assistance for sustainable functioning of the Bank.

It also called for increasing of aid for trade both in absolute term and proportionate term to LDCs.

The UN meeting brought together high-level representatives and over two thousand stakeholders from governments, international and regional organizations, civil society, the private sector, foundations, think tanks and the media.

Representatives from South Sudan government didn’t attend the three – day meeting that came to an end last Sunday in Antalya, Turkey.

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