Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Monitoring Progress and Action in the Fight Against Hunger
Partner country Italy supporting civil society consultations  FAO/11904P20/G. Diana


No single government, organization or group can eliminate hunger on its own. FAO counts on the collaboration of world leaders, research organizations, farmers groups, charities and individual citizens to defend the rights of the world's citizens to be free from hunger.

FAO supports the International Alliance Against Hunger, which brings together the collective strength of all partners to end hunger. Country-level national alliances will form the basis of this effort. Already, more than 70 nations have expressed interest in forming these networks. Regional partnerships, such as the New Partnership for Africa's Development, and charities such as Caritas Internationalis, also have an important role to play.

FAO maintains close ties to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups, through the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC). Many NGOs are launching their own campaigns against hunger.

Report and follow-up of the Youth Forum on Biodiversity for Food Security, 12 October 2004. The forum was attended by 70 young people from three different continents and belonging to 10 youth organizations and 2 international schools. For personal and professional reasons, the participants were already informed about biodiversity.

The UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security is a global partnership comprising 20 UN agencies. It maintains its secretariat at FAO, in close collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Action Against Hunger and Poverty - The New York Declaration on the Action Against Hunger and Poverty

20 September 2004, New York -- At the initiative of President Luiz Inلcio Lula da Silva, of Brazil, we gathered in New York, on 20th September 2004, in a spirit of cooperation and dialogue, to discuss further international action to fight hunger, overcome poverty, and increase financing for development.. (more…)

International Alliance Against Hunger (leaflet in PDF)
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
Caritas Internationalis
NGOs and civil society organizations
UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security
Working together with IFAD and WFP
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
International Plant Genetics Research Institute
More and Better Aid for Agriculture (NGO campaign against hunger)
Youth Initiative
Exhibit on Biodiversity
Oxfam Briefing Paper - Upcoming WTO talks threaten farmers in poor countries

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