Caritas is hosting a congress on Global Hunger and Sustainable Food Security – 1st and 2nd of June 2012 in Vienna
925 million people worldwide are starving. Every 12 seconds, a child dies of hunger. Hunger is not a natural event; it has social, economic and political causes. It is a global tragedy, more so because it is avoidable.
Through this congress, Caritas is uniting people to start fighting together against hunger. The event will gather public authorities and decision-makers, academics, journalists and civil society representatives from the whole world.
It will discuss all the challenges to food security today, such as the chronic causes of global hunger, global agricultural trade, armed conflicts, the effectiveness of development aid, food price speculation, land grabbing and agro-fuel policies, climate change, food waste, sustainable lifestyles and food production.
It will feature keynote speeches by Kofi Annan (UN Special Envoy and former UN Secretary-General), Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga (President of Caritas Internationalis) and Kristalina Georgieva (European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response).
The Congress will take place in the Aula der Wissenschaften, Wollzeile 27a -1010 Vienna (Austria).
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President: Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle
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