Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative


The Initiative has a clear goal: to reduce the impact of chronic child malnutrition to under 2.5% in all the countries of the region by 2025, in other words, in the time span of a generation. This aim is in keeping with the third goal of the first Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), namely to reduce to half, between 1990 and 2015, the percentage of people that suffer from hunger. More so, it intensifies this goal as it means an even bigger challenge.

To eradicate hunger, the countries of the region, with the help of the Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Support Project, the Spain-FAO Program and the International Cooperation Brazil-FAO Fund, have worked to make progress in matters regarding food and nutrition security, with a special emphasis on carrying out the right to food of the Latin American and Caribbean people.

This work is directed at setting up and developing legal frameworks that promote and protect the right to food, institutions that coordinate and monitor the negotiations to increase food security, and strategies, programs, policies and plans that lead to practical actions to eradicate hunger.

Objetivos del Milenio

Los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM) son ocho metas de desarrollo humano fijadas por los jefes de gobierno y estado del mundo, que vencen el año 2015. Los ODM fueron acordados en la Cumbre del Milenio, efectuada el año 2000.