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WFP, Alibaba join to support UN 'Sustainable Development Goal 2'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The UN (WFP) and on Monday announced their partnership to support efforts to achieve the "Sustainable Development Goal" (SDG) 2 -- a world with zero hunger.

Under the framework, Alibaba will provide its technology and resources to support the digital transformation of WFP's operations.

"Alleviating global poverty and fighting hunger is the shared vision of Alibaba and WFP," Sun Lijun, of the Alibaba Foundation, said in a statement.

Alibaba will collaborate with WFP to develop a digital "World Hunger Map" to monitor the status of global hunger and help enhance the efficiency of operations to support efforts towards the goal of ending world hunger by 2030.

"We look forward to joining the global campaign of fighting hunger using our innovative technologies in data intelligence and cloud computing, as well as sharing our experience in and worldwide," Lijun added.

The visual "World Hunger Map" is intended to leverage data insights to help WFP improve assessment and monitoring to increase efficiency and shorten emergency response times.

The UN works in more than 80 countries around the world, feeding people caught in conflict and disasters.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 12:44 IST
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