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02 Jun 2008 description

Vienna, 2 June 2008 - "There is no universal panacea to the problem of world hunger. The persistent commitment of all of us is necessary to meet this difficult challenge. The UN's global auspices are the right platform for this. We must develop long-term strategies and programmes in order to ensure the supply of the world's population with sufficient food on a permanent basis.

07 May 2008 description

Vienna, 7 May 2008 - "The global food crisis calls for a response based on solidarity, and Austria is making a further contribution," announced Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik today. At the suggestion of the Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management, the Federal Government has pledged 2,790,000 euros for the UN's world food programme.

"We must grasp the dimensions of the crisis. One hundred million people are threatened with death by starvation as a consequence of higher food prices.