During his statement to Parliament following the G8 Summit, the Prime Minister announced his intention to hold a ‘major event on hunger during the Olympics’. This follows President Obama’s announcement of a new alliance on food security and nutrition at the G8.
Welcoming the news Adrian Lovett, Europe Executive Director of anti-poverty campaign group ONE, said:
“It’s great to see that the Prime Minister will build on President Obama’s bold beginning and develop a sustained global effort to break the cycle of hunger and poverty. When the eyes of the world are on London, the Prime Minister will focus attention on the crucial issue of hunger. We urge him to continue this leadership during 2013, when he has a unique opportunity as head of the G8 to build on the promise made by world leaders last week to lift 50 million people out of poverty.
“The Camp David G8 failed to set an accountable goal to tackle malnutrition. David Cameron should seize the opportunity to deliver a malnutrition goal in his chairmanship of the G8.”
ONE is a global advocacy and campaigning organisation backed by 3 million people from around the world dedicated to fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. For more information please visit www.ONE.org