The Washington Weekly – July 9, 2012

July 9, 2012

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The Hunger Project’s Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP’s seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

Latest from David Nabarro: Onward to Zero Hunger

Nearly every month, the UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary General for Food and Nutrition Security, Dr. David Nabarro, hosts a conference call with global Civil Society representatives.

This month’s call debriefed Rio+20, including the launch of the Secretary General’s Zero Hunger Initiative, which will now become the guiding framework for the UN High-Level Task Force on Food and Nutrition Security.

New Publication

UN’s World Economic Survey 2012– Exploring the possibilities for an international tax of $400 billion per year for developing countries.

Upcoming events

  • July 11: Family Planning Summit
  • July 24: Launching of the “Roadmap to End Hunger 2.0” in the US Congress.
  • August 10: Hunger Summit hosted by David Cameron in London.