Global Youth Forum For Food, Agriculture & Land

PRESS RELEASE

GYFAL takes up UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon´s

Zero Hunger Challenge

Worldwide, 12 February 2015

The Global Youth Forum for Food, Agriculture and Land (GYFAL) has become an official participant in UN Secretary-General´s Zero Hunger Challenge. This global call-to-action aims to build support around achieving food security for all, stating that hunger can be eliminated in our lifetimes.

For 2015, GYFAL is preparing a series of events and projects at global level, to help achieve the Zero Hunger vision and the five specific elements of this challenge:

  • Zero stunted children less than 2 years
  • 100% access to adequate food all year round
  • All food systems are sustainable
  • 100% increase in smallholder productivity and income
  • Zero loss or waste of food

“I am not proposing a new goal. I am sharing my vision for the future. A future where all people can enjoy their fundamental Right to Food; where people’s livelihoods and food systems are resilient and able to withstand a changing climate,” said Ban Ki-moon.

GYFAL shares the UN Secretary-General´s vision and thus commits to supporting the Zero Hunger Challenge, strategizing at global level and implementing programs and initiatives at local level, through its network of members.

GYFAL calls on national and local level youth led organizations and youth activists to collaborate in the implementation of its Zero Hunger Challenge events and activities. Through joint action, we will help achieve the five specific elements of the challenge and bring the world closer to GYFAL´s vision - availability of and access to adequate, safe and nutritious food for all the people, globally.

GYFAL is a common forum that facilitates the global partnership and participation of young people at local, national and international level to address food insecurity through country-wise representation, collective advocacy and action. Using the voice of Youth 4 Food, GYFAL´s mission is to create a platform where young people, youth leaders and youth led organizations can come together and share their knowledge, experiences, skills and resources to combat food insecurity or crisis.

Contact:

Andreea Bordei

Chief Communications and Partnerships Officer

Email: andreea.f.bordei@gyfal.org

E: secretariat@gyfal.org

W: www.gyfal.org