25 Jun '11, 11am

Annan calls for united action on food security [StraitsTimes World]

Annan calls for united action on food security [StraitsTimes World]

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan speaks gives a press conference at the Golf Hotel in Abidjan on May 1, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP ROME - FORMER UN secretary general Kofi Annan called on Saturday for increased international cooperation to tackle global food security and criticised rich countries for grabbing land from the poor. 'Along with tackling the linked problem of climate change, delivering global food and nutrition security is the challenge of our time,' Mr Annan said during a conference held by the UN's food agency in Rome, according to a statement. Mr Annan, the chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, said that over the last few years there has been 'an ominous retreat from the idea of common purpose based on shared values.' 'If countries cannot come together successfully to deliver food security - this most basic of human needs - our hopes for w...

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