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World Food Day: United Against Hunger

Geschreven op 15-10-2010 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Agenda, EEN-Armoede Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

World Food Day

The theme of this year’s observance is United against hunger, chosen to recognize the efforts made in the fight against world hunger at national, regional and international levels.

Uniting against hunger becomes real when state and civil society organizations and the private sector work in partnership at all levels to defeat hunger, extreme poverty and malnutrition. In 2009, the critical threshold of one billion hungry people in the world was reached in part due to soaring food prices and the financial crisis, a “tragic achievement in these modern days”, according to FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf. On the eve of the hunger summit, Dr Diouf launched an online petition to reflect the moral outrage of the situation. The “1 billion hungry project” reaches out to people through online social media to invite them to sign the anti-hunger petition.

On this World Food Day, when there have never been so many hungry people in the world, let us reflect on the future. With willpower, courage and persistence – and many players working together and helping each other – more food can be produced, more sustainably, and get into the mouths of those who need it most.

World Food Day 2010: World Hunger A Billion for a Billion – TEDxChange 2010: The Future we Make by TEDx and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation –UN Millennium Development Goals Summit New York: We Can End Poverty in 2015 – Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs: Updated 2010 – Fighting a Legacy of Hunger in Chad

Wereldvoedseldag 2010: Meer dan 1 Miljard Mensen Ondervoed – Stop Voedselverspilling: Innovatieve Ideeën Gezocht – Stop Voedselverspilling: Taste the Waste en De AfvalShow op TV by BOS – No More Hunger

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  1. Erik van Erne zegt:

    15 oktober 2010 om 01:16 | Permalink

    Valentina Vezzali aderisce alla corsa contro la fame della FAO

    Grazie a Valentina Vezzali per aver aderito alla Run for Food http://www.runforfood.it, la corsa contro la fame organizzata dalla FAO il 17 ottobre a Roma. Valentina ha detto: “Ogni sei secondi un bambino muore di fame. Tutto questo non ti rende furioso? Per fare la differenza dobbiamo essere uniti contro la fame. Vieni a correre con me”

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