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Opinion Pieces Address Malnutrition Ahead Of G8 Summit

The following is a summary of opinion pieces addressing the issue of malnutrition ahead of the G8 summit taking place in London next week. David Nabarro, Inter Press Service: “In recent years many leaders have made commitments to tackle food insecurity and malnutrition. The intensity of focus and action has…

British PM Cameron Lists Major Issues To Be Addressed At G8 Summit

Noting “Britain is hosting this year’s G8 summit, which gets underway next week (June 17-18) in Northern Ireland,” VOA News reports, “Prime Minister David Cameron has listed the major issues he wants leaders to tackle when they gather at the Lough Erne resort.” The news service notes G8 Research Center…

Global Hidden Hunger Indices, Maps Aim To Inform Policy, Advocacy

Writing in a PLOS One article published on June 12, researchers from Australia, India, Switzerland and the U.S. present “indices and maps of global hidden hunger to help prioritize program assistance, and to serve as an evidence-based global advocacy tool,” according to the abstract. “A number of countries in sub-Saharan…

WHO Report Examines Global Nutrition Policies

The WHO has released a new report (.pdf), titled “Global nutrition policy review: What does it take to scale up nutrition action?,” which “is based on a questionnaire survey conducted during 2009-2010, in which 119 WHO Member States and four territories participated,” according to the report’s webpage. The review “analyzed…

Lawmakers Continue Debate Over U.S. Food Aid Policy

“Lawmakers attempted Wednesday to push along an ongoing effort to modernize U.S. international food aid policy amid mounting bipartisan support for the use of more locally grown food products over the long-standing practice of shipping U.S.-grown commodities,” Inter Press Service reports. “The Food Aid Reform Act, introduced by House Foreign…

FAO Reports 38 Countries Have Met Part Of MDG Goal On Hunger

“Amid the 1,000 days of action for the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 38 countries have met part of the first MDG which calls on Member States to halve by 2015 the proportion of people who suffer from hunger,” according to a report from the…

Berlin Hosts International Policies Against Hunger Conference

“Berlin is once again host to the international conference ‘Policies against Hunger,'” a Press TV video report notes. “International conferences like ‘Policies Against Hunger’ work on applying and developing guidelines that will contribute towards food security and reducing world hunger, one of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, the news service…

‘Tax Justice’ Is ‘Crucial’ In Fight Against Hunger

“On one hand, ending hunger involves getting agriculture and nutrition policies right. But it is also about social justice, good governance, and the broader set of conditions within which targeted food strategies can work durably and for the poorest,” Olivier De Schutter, U.N. special rapporteur on the right to food,…

Haiti Faces Food Shortages As Hurricane Season Begins, WFP Says

“Poverty-stricken Haiti faces a new crisis amid fears of a poor harvest as hurricane season looms in the Caribbean nation, the World Food Programme [WFP] warned Tuesday,” Agence France-Presse/GlobalPost reports. “Launching an appeal for $17.2 million, Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the U.N. food agency, said 1.5 million people in Haiti…

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