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Food & Hunger

Why 7 could be a lucky number…

Gates Foundation

Today, there are 200 million fewer hungry people than there were in 1992, but over 795 million still routinely do not know from where their next meal will come.  It’s time to call for an end to hunger and extreme poverty.

This year is crucial for charting that course. At certain points, the global community will come together to make major decisions on how to move forward -- at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 13 - 16, the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in September, World Food Day in Milan on October 16, and at the G7 summit in Germany June 7 - 8.  There, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States of America, and Canada, will set the stage and are expected to lay out an ambitious outcome target towards helping to end hunger.

We thank the G7 for placing food security and nutrition at the heart of its development agenda and look forward to hearing more about how they will work hand-in-hand with developing country governments, other development partners, and those living in poverty to deliver real progress and to hold themselves publically accountable to their commitments.

Only by working together in a global effort can we end hunger, malnutrition, and extreme poverty once and for all.

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