Annan: Hunger and Poverty Have to Be Tackled Together

UNSG Annan.jpg “In a week marking both World Poverty Eradication Day and World Food Day, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for simultaneous action on both issues, warning that it will be impossible to eradicate one blight without the other.

“Hunger and poverty are ugly siblings. You cannot get rid of either unless you tackle the other as well… Hunger, after all, is both a source and a consequence of extreme poverty. A hungry man cannot think beyond his next meal… This has devastating consequences for the economic and social development of society as a whole,” Mr. Annan told government representatives and other officials at UN Headquarters.” More