유엔이 세계 식량위기를 해소할 긴급 조치를 촉구하고 나섰습니다.

반기문 유엔 사무총장은  오늘 이탈리아 로마에서 열린 유엔 후원의 세계 식량안보 정상회의에서 각국 정상들에게 오는 2030년까지  식량 생산을 50% 늘릴 것을 촉구했습니다.

반기문 총장은 또 식량 부족 국가들에 대해 직접적인 식량지원 뿐만 아니라 올해 파종기가 끝나기 전 씨앗과 비료가 지원돼야 한다고 강조했습니다.

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The United Nations is calling for urgent action to ease the global food crisis that officials say threatens to push millions of people across the globe into poverty and to the brink of starvation.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (Tuesday) addressed an international food summit in Rome urging world leaders to boost food output by 50 percent over the next two decades.

The U.N. chief called on governments to administer direct food aid and to supply small farmers in stricken countries with seed and fertilizer before this year's planting seasons. He also urged the elimination of trade and taxation policies that he says distort markets.

In a message, Pope Benedict told delegates that hunger and malnutrition are, in his words, "unacceptable in a world where resources and knowledge" can solve the crisis.

The Rome-based U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization is hosting the three-day summit.