The 'State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World' (SOFI) Report 2020 shows that the number of starving people has risen again. This effect is intensified by the consequences of the coronavirus. The World Food Programme (WFP) expects the number of people in need of direct food aid to rise from 135 million to 265 million in 2020.
These are dramatic figures that must be put in relation to the G7 decision (Elmau 2015) to lift 500 million people out of hunger and poverty by 2030. In order to achieve this goal, it is essential to now take the right measures, assume political responsibility and mobilise resources.
The German government therefore invites to two separate but consecutive events on October 13th to create a joint appeal for the achievement of SDG 2 by 2030. They are the event 'A World Without Hunger is Possible – What to Do' in the morning, as well as the virtual event at the start of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) replenishment phase 2020-2025, 'Partnering to Transform Food Systems Globally'.
A world without hunger is possible – what must be done
As the highlight of the event series, the German government invites a Nobel Prize winner, representatives of UN organisations, scientists and decision-makers to discuss the results of the Ceres2030 study and the ZEF/FAO report. The objective of the two studies was to determine how much public money should be invested in which measures to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030.
The aim of the event is to provide new impulses for the achievement of SDG2 in the run-up to World Food Day on October 16th, 2020, and to translate these into recommendations for action and solutions from the international community to the European Commission.