UN sets up task force to tackle global food crisis

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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]

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