The Hunger Project is proud to be a part of the Zero Hunger Challenge
The UN’s Zero Hunger Challenge is a global declaration that “invites all nations to work for a future where everyone enjoys their right to food and all food systems are resilient.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the challenge at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).
The challenge asserts that hunger can be eliminated in our lifetimes, but that it “requires comprehensive efforts to ensure that every man, woman and child enjoy their Right to Adequate Food; women are empowered; priority is given to family farming, and food systems everywhere are sustainable and resilient.”
- 100% access to adequate food all year round
- Zero stunted children less than 2 years old
- All food systems are sustainable
- 100% increase in smallholder productivity & income
- Zero loss or waste of food
Meeting the Zero Hunger Challenge “involves investments in agriculture, rural development, decent work, social protection and equality of opportunity. It will make a major contribution to peace and stability and to the reduction of poverty. It will contribute to better nutrition for all – especially women from the beginning of pregnancy and children under the age of two.”
In this period of 1,000 days, from the first day of a woman’s pregnancy to the child’s second birthday, good nutrition is vital for developing a child’s cognitive capacity and physical growth.
Read more about the Community for Zero Hunger – a community in which our own Executive Vice President John Coonrod plays a role on the advisory board.
Take part in the challenge to eliminate hunger in our lifetime. Anyone can sign the ZHC Declaration; governments, NGOs, businesses and concerned individuals! Visit the Zero Hunger Challenge website