World Food Security

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke at the opening ceremony of the three-day World Food Security Conference in… read more

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke at the opening ceremony of the three-day World Food Security Conference in Rome. With some third-world countries experiencing riots in recent weeks over a lack of food, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on world leaders to lower food-related export restrictions and import tariffs. He also called for global food production to rise by 50 percent in the next 20 years to meet growing demand. close

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World Food Security

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Program ID:
205809-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Speech
Location:
Rome, Italy
First Aired:
Jun 4, 2008

Airing Details

  • Jun 04, 2008 | 1:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 04, 2008 | 5:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2