In late June, the world’s leaders gathered for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development – known as “Rio+ 20” – to grapple with how to protect the environment as our global community seeks to end poverty and promote sustainable development.
During the meetings, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon released a Zero Hunger Challenge. Watch the video below:
David Nabarro, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition, said:
“The Zero Hunger Challenge is designed to enable the Secretary General (and other UN system leaders who wish to align with him) to initiate powerful and high-level advocacy for a major advance in global efforts on food and nutrition security. If it works as intended it will encourage different stakeholders – governments, regional organizations, farmers, business, civil society, donors, foundations and the research community – to put aside some of their differences and move towards agreement on the critical elements that could feature in the Rio + 20 political declaration and follow-up process.”
July 9, 2012