Knowledge-sharing and partnerships as key to eradicate poverty and hunger by 2030

Knowledge-sharing and partnerships as key to eradicate poverty and hunger by 2030

(A joint release) A high-level delegation of the Government of China, representatives from Italy, several African countries and United Nations officials, participated today in a workshop aimed at boosting the sharing of knowledge and building partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on eradicating hunger and extreme poverty by 2030.

The workshop, attended by over 90 international experts, and including participants from academia and the private sector, was jointly organized by the three Rome-based UN agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP) – and the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) and the China Internet Information Centre (CIIC).

Discussions focused on how to best share knowledge and promote partnerships that establish efficient mechanisms in support of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular, SDG1, No Poverty and SDG2, Zero Hunger.

Representatives from China, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, FAO, IFAD and WFP presented and discussed successful models, good practices and enabling policies for poverty reduction and hunger eradication. The workshop also served to strengthen the basis for the establishment of a regular forum to convene development and government agencies, academia and civil society to discuss and share experiences on poverty reduction and hunger eradication.

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