Queen Letizia became special envoy of the United Nations
The appointment was made in recognition of the Queen in a world free from hunger and malnutrition, and the efforts of Spain to ensure global food and nutrition security.
As Special Ambassador Laetitia Queen will participate in raising awareness about the problems of hunger, and the formation of public support for action to eradicate hunger.
“My goal is to serve the purposes of the UN agencies the most effective way,” – said the Queen representatives of the Member States of FAO, the audience at the conference of the Organization.
“At the moment we have the technical ability to produce healthy food in sufficient quantities for all. What is required of us now – it will mobilize, “- she said, calling for” collective action on the part of governments, the private sector, civil society and, of course, individuals. “
During his speech, she stressed the urgent need to ensure healthy nutrition for pregnant and nursing mothers and young children in the early years of life.
She added that the agro-industrial sector should intensively try to realize their goals in a responsible manner, helping to raise awareness about the need to help people live a healthy life without diseases.
“We are fully confident that her Majesty will help those most in need to break the vicious circle of chronic hunger and malnutrition – he said FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva. – The elimination of hunger and malnutrition can and must be the greatest legacy that we leave for mankind. Let’s make it a reality. ”
According to the latest FAO estimates, the number of hungry people in the world declined by 216 million since 1990. However, about 795 million people still suffer today, chronic malnutrition.
The last time the Queen Letizia attended the FAO during the Second International Conference on Nutrition, held at FAO headquarters in Rome in November last year, where she also launched an appeal. In the second PCR, world leaders adopted the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and the Programme of Action that includes a commitment to eradicate malnutrition and transformation of agricultural systems in order to provide healthy food for all.