The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has rewarded Iran for its outstanding progress in overcoming hunger.
FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva delivered an honorary diploma to Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the FAO, Seyyed Aminollah Taqavi, for the country’s great strides in combating undernourishment and hunger.
In the last two decades, Iran has managed to reduce the number of people suffering from malnutrition in the country and satisfied the first and most important Millennium Development Goal of eradicating poverty and hunger and food insecurity.
Iran has focused on “pro-poor enhancement of productivity for better food security, nutrition and livelihood of vulnerable groups in rural and urban areas” during recent years, FAO said.
FAO also awarded 12 other countries for achieving food security milestones during a ceremony held at its Rome-based headquarters on November 30.
“You have overcome major challenges in difficult global economic conditions and policy environments. You have demonstrated the will and mobilized the means,” da Silva stated at the awarding gala.
Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, the Philippines and Uruguay are among the rewarded countries.
By Press TV
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