Let’s make ‘One World One Song’ the nation’s number one in time for G8.
As Prime Minister David Cameron and the UK Government take centre stage to host this year’s G8 in Northern Ireland, international trade and the global economy will be high on the agenda. If music is the ultimate global unifier, what better time than now to launch a charity Single with a difference that gets to the very heart of the issues surrounding Hunger and Poverty and how to end it.
This anthemic song, a duet between Dionne Warwick and Joe McElderry, encourages the whole world to sing with one voice to end hunger once and for all, for every individual and within every community worldwide.
Sally Copley, Chair of the IF Campaign, said:- “Every 15 seconds a child dies of hunger. There is enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food. IF we act now, we can help begin to end this silent scandal.
“In June, the world’s most powerful leaders come together to decide the fate of millions at the G8 Summit. The decisions they make could change the future for millions of hard-working people who face a daily struggle to put food on the table. We need to make a big enough noise to get them to fix the broken food system. Buying this single ahead of the G8 is a fantastic way to send a message to leaders to act to end hunger.”
“Given the importance of this challenge and the fact that in 2013 there are still two million children dying from malnutrition every year in conditions of extreme poverty, it seems reasonable for us all to aim to achieve poll position in music charts around the world. If we can think it, we can do it, but only with your help. The key word here is we”.
According to Tim Holder, UK Country Director for The Hunger Project UK:
“The launch of the OWOS single is just the beginning of this amazing journey. May 28th is the third anniversary of World Hunger Day. We are delighted to have the opportunity to join together this year with almost 200 NGO and faith group partners as part of the ‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’ Campaign. In the words of the OWOS Song and I quote…”A single voice is weak, just a whisper in the dark, but millions joined together will be heard. Let’s be heard!’…
“The Hunger Project UK calls upon the UK Government and all members of the G8, not only to ensure that they meet their own financial pledges to end Hunger but also that Aid Distribution increasingly empowers communities at grass-roots level. By doing so, these communities have the opportunity to gain skills and increase their income and food production, both vital ingredients in their journey to building their own sustainable future.
“The direct consequence of empowering those suffering from Chronic Persistent Hunger is not only a moral obligation but it makes absolute sense to the financial as well as spiritual well-being of the G8 nations (and indeed every nation). The introduction of basic skills and knowledge (that the developed world has taken for granted for decades) is one of the main steps required. Our ultimate goal will also require a shift of mindset, sound leadership and a genuine move towards gender as well as economic equality and must continue to create sustainable solutions as a priority,” added Holder.
Thousands of you are already getting behind the ENOUGH FOOD FOR EVERYONE IF campaign to ensure that millions more women, children and men get the opportunity to live a sustainable life free from hunger.
We can urge the G8 to take the additional steps to ensure millions more get the opportunity to live a sustainable life free from hunger.