The Arab Region towards Zero Hunger: Challenges and Opportunities by UNFAO published on 2019-06-27T14:54:54Z 27 June 2019, Rome--- Today, 52 million people are suffering from hunger in the region. More than two-thirds of the hungry people, approximately 34 million, live in conflict-affected countries, compared to 18 million hungry people in countries that are not impacted directly by conflict. FAO in collaboration with the League of Arab States is organizing a side event to assess the prospects for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 2 on zero hunger in the Arab region, while tackling emerging challenges such as climate change, undernourishment, rural poverty, increasing population growth, low agricultural productivity, scarce natural resources and increasing food import. (00:00) Abdessalam Ould Ahmed, Assistant Director-General and Regional Rep. Near East and North Africa (in Arabic); Statements by (07:40) José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General (in English); (19:15) H.E. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General, League of Arab States (video message in Arabic); (25:48) H.E. Ahmed bin Nasser Al Bakri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, The Sultanate of Oman (in Arabic); (36:33) Darine El Khatib, FAO Special Goodwill Ambassador for Zero Hunger for the Region of Near East and North Africa (in English and Arabic); (45:32) Floor discussion and closing remarks.