43rd Session of International fund for Agricultural Development: UN SDG 2030 not achievable
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the United Nations works to address hunger and poverty in developing countries. The 43rd session of the governing council of IFAD was held at Rome between February 11, 2020 and February 12, 2020. It was announced at the council meet that with the current progress rate, it is not possible to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2030.
The Council met at the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) of United Nations in Rome. The UN believes that the SDG Goal can be achieved only after a decade, that is by 2040. This is mainly because of lack of funds. In 2015 the world leaders under the SDG aimed to eliminated hunger by 2030. Also, they estimated that it can be achieved at a cost of 115 billion USD. However, today, they are in need of more investment to achieve the target.
IFAD is an agency of United Nations that addresses hunger and poverty in rural areas all over the world. It was established at the World Food Conference in 1974.
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