International Community ‘Turning Up The Volume’ On Hunger, Malnutrition
Inter Press Service: Op-Ed: Not Only Hunger, but Malnutrition Too
José Graziano da Silva, director-general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
“…Fortunately, policymakers and community leaders around the world are making some progress in turning up the volume of the conversation on malnutrition and placing the topic, along with food security, at the apex of the international development agenda. … On Nov. 19-21, the FAO, World Health Organization (WHO) and others in the U.N. system will co-organize the inter-governmental Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), 22 years after the first one in 1992. … By cooperating more effectively, we have a real chance of ending this blight on humanity within a generation. But only if the conversation turns to concrete, consistent action that reaches every family” (6/13).