UN Report: Over 820 million people suffering from hunger

A UN report has said, more than 821 million people suffered from hunger worldwide last year. It is the third year in a row that the number has risen.

The report named, ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’, produced by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and other UN agencies, including WHO, was released.

The report is part of tracking progress towards Sustainable Development Goal to Zero Hunger, which aims to end hunger, promote food security and end all forms of malnutrition by 2030.

Number of hungry people in the world in 2018: 821.6 million (or 1 in 9 people)

  • in Asia: 513.9 million.
  • in Africa: 256.1million.
  • in Latin America and the Caribbean: 42.5 million.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI PO/Clerk Main:

  • President of UN: Antonio Guterres; UN Headquarters: New York, USA.
  • Established in: 24 October 1945.

Source:The News on AIR

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