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Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), 19-21 November 2014

At all-star "Football Match for Peace" FAO highlights connections between hunger and conflict

Greater progress in the effort to slash world hunger and malnutrition will pay a "peace dividend" by reducing pressures that feed into social unrest and civil conflict, FAO said today. Announcing today FAO's partnership in a major inter-religious all-star football "Match for Peace" taking place on 1 September at Rome's storied Olympic Stadium, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said: "Every day, over 840 million people on this planet go without enough to eat, and in far too many places, conflict is a major driver behind hunger and malnutrition." During the match -- which will be viewed by millions of people worldwide -- FAO will be drawing attention to how eliminating hunger and promoting good nutrition can build a more stable and peaceful planet.

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