You can join the Alliance and nominate “Food Security” as the top priority for the G20 next year.
The Anglican Alliance are calling for support as we urge the world’s leaders to put food security high on their agenda and meet the needs of up to one billion people around the world who go hungry every day.
Nominations are being taken through the Civil 20 until 20th December 2013. The C20 provides a platform for civil society organisations to influence political leaders as they work towards the G20 each year. In previous years the C20 has made significant contributions to G20 policy, and this year is no different.
You can help end the scandal of world hunger. Nominate food security and keep it high on the G20 agenda.
G20 nations play a pivotal role as they make decisions that affect citizens worldwide. In 2014 they will meet in Australia and we need to make sure that they continue to address the world’s greatest needs.
As a second priority, “Financial Inclusion and Remittances” is a key need for developing communities, and has been identified during Anglican Alliance consultations across the Communion. These are the two top priorities from developing communities around the world – help meet their needs by nominating food security and financial inclusion at http://www.c20.org.au/nominate-policies/#
With the local church present in so many developing countries, it is a key part of our mission to overcome poverty and injustice, and do what we can ensure that no-one has to go hungry in a world of such abundance.
The world’s 20 richest nations should do everything in their power to overcome the hunger that still affects so many of our brothers and sisters around the world.
The consultation is open to all! So make your nominations now – 1. Food Security, and 2. Financial Inclusion – and speak up for developing communities around the world.
“Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs for an active and healthy life.” World Food Summit 1996.
In the picture: Women and children approach a medical center run in Tunto, southern Ethiopia.
According to Medecins Sans Frontieters (MSF) 11,800 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition have been admitted in the Oromiya and Southern Nations and Nationalities People’s (SNNP) regions of southern Ethiopia. Late rains, failure of crops, soaring food prices and lack of direct access to food have led to a widespread severe food crisis in the region. © Siegfried Modola/IRIN