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UN Chief urges for more action against hunger

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday called on rich countries to place the fight against hunger and poverty among their top priorities, urging them to release more funds to that end despite the economic crisis.

world Updated: Jan 27, 2009 21:06 IST
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on rich countries to place the fight against hunger and poverty among their top priorities, urging them to release more funds to that end despite the economic crisis.

"We must all do more," Ban said on closing a two-day UN conference on food security in the Spanish capital Madrid.

"History will judge us and our response," he said, welcoming suggestions for a "global partnership" against hunger.

While plans were made for such a partnership, no concrete decisions were taken at the meeting, a German official said.