Press conference to present new UN hunger report

The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) includes new figures on the number of undernourished people in the final year of the MDG cycle and identifies critical factors in the effort to combat hunger.

On Wednesday 27 May at 11:00h CEST, the three Rome-based UN food agencies – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the UN World Food Program (WFP) – will publish the 2015 edition of their annual The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) report.

This year's edition of SOFI contains updated estimates of the number and proportion of hungry people in the world in 2015, the target year of the Millennium Development Goals. It also offers analysis into what drives successful anti-hunger programs, such as agricultural investments, as well as the growing importance of social protection schemes and the new challenges presented by the increasingly protracted nature of crises.

The new hunger report will be presented at a news conference at FAO's headquarters by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, IFAD Associate Vice-President Josefina Stubbs and Stanlake Samkange, Director of WFP's Policy and Programme Division. Maurizio Martina Italy's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies, will participate via videolink from Expo Milano 2015.

The event will be webcast live and the new SOFI report The new SOFI report, published in Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian, will be available online from 11:00 am. Simultaneously the new Hunger Map will be screened on the Expo totems and on the megascreen of the UN Garden.​


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