A Meeting to End World Hunger

August 13, 2012

"Yesterday, the same day that the London Olympic Games came to a close, British Prime Minister David Cameron co-hosted a hunger summit with Brazilian Vice-President Michel Temer...The Prime Minister committed to deliver this event on his return from the May G8 summit, when he announced to the UK Parliament that he would build on progress made on food security at the Camp David summit by hosting a 'major event on food security during the Olympics'. This announcement has been widely welcomed by civil society, especially from those NGOs that expressed concern with the limited focus on nutrition in the G8's food security initiative, the New Alliance. UK and international NGOs such as Concern Worldwide, Save the Children, Oxfam and Action Against Hunger have been actively working to address food security issues for many years, both at the country and community level and at the political policy level. It is very encouraging to see these issues now receiving the global attention they deserve and the political commitment needed to ensure results."