NEW YORK – The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Monday that Algeria is one of the few countries of the Middle-East and North Africa Region to have recorded ”significant progress” in reducing malnutrition.
‘‘Three countries of the region, Algeria, Jordan and Kuwait, reached the target of the first Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which is to reducing by half the number of population victim of chronic hunger,” said a report of FAO published on the occasion of its conference on food and agriculture in the MENA region, being held from 24 to 28 February in Rome (Italy).
Worth reminding indeed, the MGDs, agreed by the world leaders during the UN summit in 2000, mainly aim at reducing extreme poverty and hunger, limiting mother and child mortality, combating illnesses and providing universal access to education and healthcare by 2015.
According to UN organization, other countries of MENA should reach this objective by 2015 while some have not progressed and even moved away from the objective. (APS)