In a statement to the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Joe Biden said, the United States will commit $10 billion toward ending hunger in in the United States and around the world.
Nearly one in three people does not have adequate access to food in 2020, said Biden in his speech to the annual gathering; Washington is committed to rally partners to address malnutrition.
“To that end, the United States is making a $10 billion commitment to end hunger and invest in food systems at home and abroad,” said Biden.
However, he did not provide any further details on the program.
On Thursday, the United Nations hosts a “Food Systems Summit” that it says will “trigger the transformation of food systems” though a series of pledges. Earlier this year in July, the UN World Food Programme said, acute food insecurity rose by 74% in 20201 because of the coronavirus pandemic and climate change.