New York City, N.Y., Oct 31, 2013 / 03:11 am
The archbishop leading the Holy See's delegation to the United Nations has praised international efforts to combat hunger, malnutrition and poverty, urging that more be done to secure "the human right to food."
"While improvements in food production remain an important goal, food security will be achieved by all only when we change social structures and when we learn to show greater solidarity towards the poor and the hungry," Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, the apostolic nuncio leading the Vatican's permanent observer mission to the United Nations, said Oct. 29.
"Hunger is not just a technical problem awaiting technological solutions," he added. "Hunger is a human problem that demands solutions based on our common humanity."
The archbishop addressed the second committee of the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly on agriculture development, food security and nutrition.