Bureau régional de la FAO pour l'Afrique

High Level Special Event on Ending Hunger in Africa - Addis Ababa, 27 January 2018


Joint Media Advisory

High Level Special Event on Ending Hunger in Africa

BACKGROUND The African Union Commission in partnership with the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will host a High-level Side Event on the margins of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union. The overall purpose of the event is to (1) Present the results of the progress made in the Implementation of the AU Malabo Declaration with particular emphasis on Commitment 3: Ending Hunger by 2025; (2) Identify areas of success as well as specific areas that need to be strengthened both at national and regional level to drive actions towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and particularly in the eradication of hunger; and (3) Make a “clarion call for renewed action.”

WHAT: A High-Level Forum, dubbed: Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa by 2025-Five Years Later: Taking Stock of Progress and Lessons in Light of the Sustainable Development Goals.

WHEN: January 27, 2018, at 15:00 hours (3 p.m.) WHERE: African Union Commission’s Multipurpose Meeting Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

WHO: -H.E Hailemariam Desalegn Ethiopian Prime Minister; H.E. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and current Chairperson of the AU; -AUC Chairperson, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat; AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E. Josefa Leonel Correa Sacko; UN Secretary-General, António Guterres and NEPAD Agency CEO, Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki; -Former presidents and prime ministers, including H.E. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil, and H.E Chief Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria;

-Leaders of development agencies and financial institutions, including Mr. José Graziano da Silva, DG, UNFAO, H.E. Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, AfDB, President; H.E. Dr. Gilbert F. Houngbo, President, IFAD, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President AGRA.

The media are cordially invited to cover the event.

IMPORTANT AND URGENT: To attend this event, please complete the media accreditation here: http://au.int/summit/30/accreditation