Consider the following statements about Zero Hunger Challenge:

  1. It was first proposed at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012
  2. India is the first country in Asia to adopt the Zero Hunger Challenge

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

First statement is correct because it was first proposed at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil in June 2012, by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s. Zero Hunger Challenge aims for a future where every individual has adequate nutrition. Second statement is incorrect because Timor-Leste is the first country in the Asia region to pilot the creation of a national action plan for this initiative.

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