Geneva, June 14 (QNA) - The United Nations called for no restrictions on food exports to avoid the risks of a food crisis that may occur in the world due to the continuation of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development Rebeca Grynspan warned members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday that tens of millions of people are on the brink of food insecurity due to the war in Ukraine.
This message comes in conjunction with the launch of the WTO Ministerial Conference at its headquarters in Geneva, for the first time in four and a half years, as the conference is scheduled to discuss the food security crisis against the background of the Ukrainian crisis.
Fears of global food security escalated amid the continuation of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, which led to cutting the supplies of grain suspended in the Ukrainian ports, declining global supply, and rising prices amid UN warnings that the world may face famines that will last for years.
It is expected that the WTO will adopt a statement at the conclusion of its ministerial meeting on restrictions on food exports and security in the world, especially as it faces criticism and demands for the need to play a greater role in securing the sustainable economy and enhancing global trade rules. (QNA)
14 June 2022
UN Urges WTO Not to Impose Food Export Restrictions
General, International, United Nations
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