Cuba Urges at FAO Global Food System Changes

ImagenRome, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba said today that deal with food insecurity requires, besides a strong political will, a systemic and multisectoral approach that involves changes in the global health and education food systems.

Cuba’s ambassador to Italy and the International Organizations based in Rome, Milagros Carina Soto, advocated in the FAO Summit for implementing policies of social inclusion that ensure, alike, the access to resources, the improvement of diets, and nutrition.

So far, we can only speak of modest advances, because those who suffer and die from hunger and those suffering the consequences of malnutrition still represent alarming and painful figures for those who aspire a better and more just world, he said.

Soto stated that the Caribbean nation is honored to have been recognized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the results achieved on food safety.

Our indicators are the result of the systemic approach the Cuban government has implemented since the revolutionary triumph in 1959, with policies that guarantee equal opportunity and free and universal access to health and education, she remarked.

These results were achieved despite the outdated and criminal economic, financial and trade blockade the United States has imposed to the island for more than five decades, the diplomat noted.

She also stressed that as a president pro-tempore of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Cuba makes clear the commitment of this community in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, as well as support the Latin American and the Caribbean without Hunger 2025 Initiative.

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