SI receives FAO award

SOLOMON Islands are among 72 countries who were awarded by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) for achieving the UN Millennium Development Goal 1(C) by halving the proportion of people who suffer from hunger between 1990 and 2015.

Solomon Islands have been able to reduce the percentage of people suffering from hunger at 24% in 1990 to 11% in 2015.

The award was received on behalf of Solomon Islands by the Country’s Ambassador in Brussels, HE Mr Moses Kouni Mose.

Ambassador Mose expressed gratitude to the FAO and other UN Agencies, including other development partners for their support and assistance to Solomon Islands in achieving UN MDG.

The award ceremony held on Sunday 7th June at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, was arranged in conjunction with the 39th Session of the FAO Conference.

Other Pacific Islands countries which also received the same award were Fiji, Kiribati and Samoa.

Ambassador Mose also met and held discussions with the Vanuatu’s Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon George Wells in which he handed to the Minister a cheque of 20,000 EURO on behalf of the ACP for immediate relief efforts in the Vanuatu following the devastating cyclone Pam.

The Ambassador was accompanied in the Mission by Mr. Noah Patrick KOUBACK, Counsellor of the Embassy of Vanuatu to the European Union in Brussels.

Source:  Press release, GCU