UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon announced on Dec. 15 that he and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero have agreed to co-chair a high-level meeting next month in Spain to deal with the current hunger crisis, which affects one billion people worldwide. The Food Security for All meeting, slated for Jan. 26-27 in the Spanish capital of Madrid, aims to gather governments, private entities and civil society groups to examine progress in achieving food security, define a roadmap for the future and tackle hunger more effectively, he said. (Xinhua)

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