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The Dominican Republic Holds its Second Consultation to prepare a National Roadmap to Achieve Zero Hunger in 2030

SANTO DOMINGO: July 6, 2017- The Vice President of the Republic, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) organized today the Second Strategic Review Consultation with the aim of laying out the Dominican Republic’s roadmap to eradicate hunger by 2030.

The Vice President of the Republic, Margarita Cedeño, chaired this meeting with FAO and WFP representatives, Carmelo Gallardo and William Vigil, respectively. Representatives from ministries, state institutions, as well as other international organisations, joined the private sector, church representatives, academics and members of civil society who all committed to provide inputs to the national roadmap and help Dominicans achieve Zero Hunger.

This second consultation follows and strengthens the participatory process launched at the Presidential Palace on 23 February to draft a national roadmap to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2) “Zero Hunger”. The consultation process is scheduled to end on the last quarter of 2017.

The first consultation took place on 4 May with the participation of 60 representatives from the government, private sector, academia, the international community and civil society institutions, who reviewed documents about the food security and nutrition situation in the Dominican Republic.