UN sets up task force to tackle global food crisis
The task force headed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will adopt different measures to fight the rising food prices.29 April 2008
BERN - The U.N. has decided to set up a task force headed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to tackle the global food crisis.
Ban says U.N. leaders will take a series of medium and long-term measures with the first priority the USD $755 million shortfall in funding for the World Food Programme.
The secretary-general told reporters in the Swiss capital Tuesday that the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organisation has a USD1.7 billion plan to provide seeds for farmers in the world's poorest countries.
[AP / Expatica]