Event Alert: The Zero Hunger Challenge: Achieving the Right to Food for All
By Amy McMillen, Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

TOMORROW: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 12:15pm Eastern Time             

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Join the conversation: @IFPRI, #zerohungerchallenge

Each and every man, woman and child should be able to realize their right to food, but this right is far from reach both globally and at home.  In a world of plenty, living with hunger and malnutrition today and in the future should not be tolerated. It is precisely why the United Nations has launched a bold new call to action known as the Zero Hunger Challenge, which calls on the elimination of hunger and malnutrition in our lifetime. Strengthening and expanding partnerships, and deploying our collective strengths and knowledge to fill gaps will aid us in our goal of a hunger-free world.  More importantly, it will change the lives of millions of people who go to bed hungry each night.

FAO Assistant Director-General, Dr. Jomo Kwame Sundaram, will be in Washington, DC to shed light on what the Zero Hunger Challenge means and how it will transform the face of hunger and malnutrition around the world.

Join us, Thursday, January 30, for a panel discussion co-hosted by FAO, Community for Zero Hunger, and IFPRI entitled: The Zero Hunger Challenge: Achieving the Right to Food for All.

This panel brings together the unique perspectives of representatives of the United Nations, government and civil society to discuss the Zero Hunger Challenge, a UN-led initiative to end hunger, eliminate child stunting, make all food systems sustainable, eradicate rural poverty, and minimize food waste.

It will identify concrete actions taken so far at global and national levels as leaders mobilize around this important call to action, and draw attention to efforts still needed by a wide range of organizations, social movements, the private sector and individuals to build a world where the right to food is a reality for all. 

PANEL:

Chair

  • Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute 

Panelists

  • Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Director-General, Coordinator for Economic and Social Development Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Nabeeha Mujeeb Kazi, President & CEO, Humanitas Global and Chair, Community for Zero Hunger 
  • Richard Greene, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Food Security, USAID
  • Sam Worthington, President & CEO, InterAction  

 

WHERE  :

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

2033 K Street, NW

4th Floor Conference Room

Washington, DC 20006

 

WHEN: 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

11:45 am – 12:15 pm            Informal luncheon

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm              Panel discussion

 

RSVP to attend in-person here.

The event will also be broadcast online.

 

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