21 November 2012

Africa: E-Consultation to Shape Fight Against Hunger After 2015

As the target date nears for the Millennium Development Goals, the UN food agencies and their partners want to hear from you on how best to tackle hunger and malnutrition after 2015. For the next four weeks, an online e-Consultation will allow practitioners and supporters alike the chance to weigh in on the future of the fight to end hunger.

FAO and WFP have launched an online platform to gather input that will contribute to the direction of the fight against hunger after 2015.

The web-based e-Consultation on Hunger, Food and Nutrition Security, hosted by the FSN forum, is part of a broad process of defining a development agenda to pick up where the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) left off.

Make your contribution

Halving the number of hungry people in the world was part of the first of eight objectives listed in the MDGs. While significant progress has been made over the past 15 years, more still needs to be done as 870 million people worldwide still struggle to meet their basic food needs.

e-Consultation

As part of the e-Consultation, participants are invited to submit papers, findings or ongoing work on the topic of hunger, food and nutrition security.

Ultimately, the entire consultation process will feed into the UN General Assembly Discussions beginning in September 2013 about a post-2015 development agenda.

Submissions should address one of the following three themes:

Theme 1: What are the key lessons learned during the current Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Framework (1990-2015), in particular in relation to the MDGs of relevance to hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition?

Theme 2: What works best? How should we should go about addressing the hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition challenges head on.

Theme 3: For the Post-2015 Global Development Framework to be complete, global, regional or national objectives, targets and indicators will be identified towards tackling hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. A set of objectives has been put forward by the UN Secretary-General under Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC). Should some objectives be country-specific, or regional, rather than global? Should the objectives be time-bound?

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