ROME, Italy, September 12, 2014 — Includes new figures on the number of hungry people in the world, key lessons from individual countries on food security and nutrition.
On Tuesday 16 September at 10:00h Rome-time, 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 Programme (WFP) – will launch the new edition of the annual The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) report.
The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) is published jointly by FAO, IFAD and WFP.
This year’s edition of SOFI presents new estimates on the number and proportion of chronically undernourished people in the world and also reports on progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets.
The report also examines seven case studies – Bolivia, Brazil, Haiti, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malawi, Yemen – that highlight diverse experiences in creating an enabling environment to improve impact on hunger and malnutrition.
The new SOFI and its main findings will be presented at a news conference at FAO’s headquarters, which will be webcast live at http://www.fao.org/webcast/
The report will also be available online from 10:00 at http://www.fao.org/publications/sofi/en/
WHO: José Graziano da Silva – Director-General, FAO
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, WFP
John McIntire, Associate Vice-President on behalf of President Kanayo Nwanze, IFAD
WHAT: News conference to present 2014 edition of the UN’s
annual world hunger report
WHEN: Tuesday 16 September 2014, 10:00h CET
WHERE: Sheikh Zayed Media Centre, FAO headquarters
Rome, Italy | Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, corner with Viale Aventino. Metro stop Circo Massimo.
Accreditation will take place at the main FAO visitor’s entry kiosk. A valid press card or letter of assignment on company stationery, plus picture ID, required.
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Twitter accounts: @faonews, @faoknowledge, @IFADnews @WFP, @WFP_media
More information: FAO media office, (+39) 06 570 53625, FAO-Newsroom@fao.org
SOURCE: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)