Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

8 April: International seminar discussing the road towards zero hunger

Pressmeddelande   •   Apr 03, 2013 11:10 CEST

Seminar series | After 2015 – The road towards the next global development agenda

Toward zero hunger and sustainable food production? Global food security and nutrition in the post-2015 agenda

This seminar explores how the challenge of food security can be met within the post-2015 agenda. At the Rio+20 conference, the UN Secretary-General launched the Zero Hunger Challenge, envisioning a world of lasting food security and no hunger. Halving the number of people who suffer from hunger by 2015 – the first Millennium Development Goal – is within reach. Yet, 870 million people are still chronically undernourished in the world.

The seminar, co-organized by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, FAO Nordic and UNDP, takes a broad look at present challenges and possibilities for global food security and nutrition in the post-2015 agenda

  • What is required to meet the Zero Hunger Challenge?
  • How can a new goal for food security be framed universally and with targets for both developed and developing countries? What key factors should this involve?


Richard China, Director of the FAO Liaison Office with the European Union and Belgium. He has worked on development for more than three decades in over fourty countries in various parts of the world, with the UK Overseas Development Administration and the World Bank, among other institutions.

Maria Elena Rebagay, Senior Policy Advocacy Officer with the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), a regional federation of farmer’s organizations composed of around 11 million small-scale farmers across Asia. Maria Elena Rebagay has been involved in agrarian reform, agricultural cooperative building, and organization and leadership development for over two decades.

Lennart Båge was the President of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development between 2001 and 2009. Lennart is an economist by training and has a long-standing experience in international development, global affairs, research and financing issues, from the UN system as well as the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden.

For further information, please contact Jakob Lundberg, 0762 09 42 48, jakob.lundberg@fao.org or Annika Söder, Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, 0708 75 75 54, annika.soder@dhf.uu.se

Seminar information:
8 April at Kungliga Myntkabinettet, Stockholm
The seminar starts at 12:00, lunch sandwiches will be served from 11:30
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*This event forms part of a seminar series on the post-2015 agenda, jointly organized by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and UNDP Nordic Office. The next seminar will address the topic “Beyond economic growth and global statistics – measuring real development”. More information to come!

The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation promotes dialogue and action for a democratic, just and sustainable world. In the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld, we bring new perspectives and give voice to those affected by conflict and deprivation to influence the global development debate and agenda.