This Thursday at the United Nations Security Council during conflict and food security, Victor Villalobos, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentFood insecurity is a central issue on the international peace and security agenda and requires immediate and sustained attention.
“Since there are 193 million people living in conditions of food insecurity in 53 countries, and 100 million of those are due to armed conflicts.”
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Villalobos spoke about the commitment Mexico To join all countries whose aim is to prevent people from starving or dying, in a world that has the condition and capacity to stop it.
He also called for allocating resources humanitarian action and mainlyTo address the underlying causes of conflicts, as proposed President Andres Manuel Lopez ObradorBefore the same council last November.
Villalobos calls for adherence to agreements to end famine
The official called for compliance with resolutions on armed conflicts and famines adopted by member states in view of the growing effects of the global food crisis.
He stressed that the Security Council has the tools to address these challenges, although there is still a long way to go for its full implementation.
Villalobos said that Resolution 2417, adopted in 2018It represented an important step in recognizing the causal relationship between armed conflict and famine.
They also recognized the value and need for the Secretary-General to alert the Council when there is a threat of famine in conflict-affected areas.
Mexico, in his capacity as an elected member of the Security Council, He reiterated his call for compliance with the provisions of the relevant resolutions adopted.
Villalobos pointed out that food insecurity is a central issue on the international peace and security agenda and requires the immediate and sustained attention of nations and organizations.
“Ending hunger and malnutrition, tackling long-term humanitarian crises, preventing and resolving conflicts, and consolidating peace are not independent actions. They are perhaps complementary aspects of the same challenge,” he said.
less weapons, more food
He argued that instead of increasing spending on weapons that would prolong conflicts or that would destroy human, animal and plant life, resources should be allocated to human action and, above all, to the underlying causes of conflicts. To address, as stated by President Mexicana in the same Security Council in November 2021.
He explained that although the causes of food insecurity are multifaceted, it is undeniable that armed conflict, a majority considered by the Security Council, is a determining factor in promoting or intensifying it.
Similarly, the consequences of such conflicts are unfairly paid for by the civilian population. There is no shortage of examples: from Africa to the Middle East and more recently in Ukraine, dHe spoke before the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations., Ku dongyu.
In Iron City on Wednesday, while attending the Ministerial Meeting on Global Food Security at the United Nations Headquarters, the agriculture minister called for a coalition for agricultural scientists to help grow producers around the world and obtain funding and necessary equipment. Did. Produce more food with fewer resources and less waste.
Before the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres and Anthony BlinkenThe Secretary of the United States Department of State, Villalobos, said that in this call to action, the Mexican government “will keep its borders open and guarantee an exportable supply that helps put food on the world’s table.”