The Road to the UN General Assembly - Roundtable on Preventing Famine and Fighting Food Insecurity
The world is facing a global hunger crisis of unprecedented proportions in 2022, and we are at a critical crossroads. Following swiftly on the heels of the pandemic, the conflict in Ukraine is compounding what is already a year of unprecedented needs, unleashing a wave of collateral hunger that is spreading across the globe, transforming a series of terrible hunger emergencies into a global food crisis the world cannot afford.
This event provides an opportunity, ahead of the UN General Assembly, to raise awareness of the shocking levels of acute food insecurity, discuss how we can tackle these crises and promote actions needed to immediately avert and prevent famine, and demonstrate the importance of collective action, drawing on the experience of NGOs, civil society, member states, UN organizations and others.
During this side event, the Global Network Against Food Crises will launch the mid-year update of the Global Report on Food Crises. This will be followed by roundtable discussions on the situation on the ground in some of the worst affected countries, and on the solutions to halt and reverse the accelerating trend of acute hunger.
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