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Launch of the 2014 Global Hunger Index

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Launch of the 2014 Global Hunger Index
THE CHALLENGE OF HIDDEN HUNGER
14 October 2014, 17:30-19:00
European Parliament, ASP A3G-2, Brussels
Hosted by Linda McAvan MEP (S&D), Chair of the Development Committee

The number of hungry in the world remains an affront to humanity: about 805 million people, or 1 in 9 people worldwide go to bed hungry every night. More astonishingly, 2 billion people suffer from a form of hunger that is often overlooked: hidden hunger, also known as micronutrient deficiency.

On October 14, ahead of the World Food Day, Alliance2015 partners Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe will launch the 2014 Global Hunger Index in the European Parliament.

The Index is designed to measure and track hunger globally and by region and country. Calculated each year over the past nine years, it highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction, provides insights into the drivers of hunger, and makes policy recommendations on how to improve food and nutrition security.

The 2014 GHI shows that progress has been made in reducing the proportion of hungry people in the world, however levels of hunger remain ‘alarming’ or ‘extremely alarming’ in many countries across the globe still.
This year the GHI focuses particularly on hidden hunger, where the lack of vitamins and minerals causes serious, long term and irreversible health effects.
2015 will see a new set of international sustainable development goals agreed at international level. The EU will have a crucial role to play and as a leader in the fight against hunger, Europe must ensure that malnutrition is appropriately and adequately addressed within the new development framework.

This event aims to raise awareness and enrich the discussion on hunger and food security and provides robust data and clear recommendation to be taken up by all EU stakeholders.

The event is hosted by
Linda McAvan MEP, Chair of the Development Committee (UK, S&D)

Speakers
•Wolfgang Jamann, Secretary General and Chairperson of Welthungerhilfe, President of Alliance2015
•Richard Mwape, District program coordinator, Concern worldwide Zambia
•Debjeet Sarangi, Director Living Farms, Welthungerhilfe India
•Jean-Pierre Halkin, Head of Unit Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, DG DevCo
The event will take place at:
European Parliament
ASP A3G-2
Rue Wiertz 60
Brussels

To register, please send an e-mail stating clearly your name and organisation to valeria.botta@edelman.com

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Location

European Parliament (Belgium)

Organiser

Alliance 2015, Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe

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