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Preparatory events towards the Second Global Parliamentary Summit against Hunger and Malnutrition









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    Enabling Parliamentarian Action to Ending Hunger and Malnutrition in Eastern Africa - TCP/SFE/3703 2022
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    Food insecurity and malnutrition remain major public health and socio economic development challenges in Africa, most particularly in Eastern Africa subregion Close to half of the total undernourished population of the African continent resides in Eastern Africa approximately 28 million people in the subregion are severely food insecure according to recent data The critical role of Members of Parliament ( in advancing national and regional food and nutrition agendas makes them important partners in achieving food and nutrition security in Eastern Africa subregion Building on global and regional momentum to mobilize MPs in the fight to end hunger and malnutrition, FAO and the Pan African Parliament ( signed a memorandum of understanding MoU for the establishment of a PAP alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (PAPA FSN) in 2016 At a subsequent meeting, held in Kigali in 2017 commitments were made to establish national Parliamentary Alliances for Food and Nutrition Security in Djibouti, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda The agenda of this meeting focused on the role of lawmakers in ensuring Food Security and Nutrition ( and the importance of MPs’ support to ending hunger and malnutrition in the subregion This resulted in MPs’ further commitment to forming a subregional platform to promote learning and experience sharing Participating MPs also called on continuous support from FAO in their efforts to establish and operationalize national and regional alliances Events such as the Global Parliamentary Summit against Hunger and Malnutrition and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture ( Biennial Conference, both held in 2018 continued to strengthen commitments by MPs to intensify their efforts to fight hunger in a transformational way For example, the Global Parliamentary Summit invited Parliaments where parliamentary alliances against hunger and malnutrition do not exist, to create them and to strengthen them as a political commitment and to contribute to achieving a world free from hunger in 2030 This project, which was developed upon request of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development ( supports the formation of parliamentarian alliances in Eastern African countries and builds the capacity of parliamentarians to advocate, generate political commitment, strengthen legislative and policy environments and improve budget allocation for FSN issues.
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    Parliamentary Fronts and Alliances against Hunger and Malnutrition Newsletter, July 2019 - Issue #1 2019
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    Parliamentarians are key partners in the fight against hunger and all forms of malnutrition. When adequate legislative frameworks support programs which address food and nutrition insecurity, nutrition indicators improve considerably. FAO supports parliamentarians as they promote or enact legislative and other measures to address specific issues relating to food and nutrition security; in raising awareness on the aforementioned issues, including with their constituencies; in providing a dedicated space for dialogue, discussion and exchange of views on issues relating to food security amongst themselves; and in sharing experiences with other parliamentarians and parliamentary bodies around the world. This newsletter highlights the latest legislatives advances against hunger and malnutrition worldwide.
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    Parliamentary Fronts and Alliances against Hunger and Malnutrition Newsletter, December 2019 - Issue #2 2019
    Parliamentarians are key partners in the fight against hunger and all forms of malnutrition. When adequate legislative frameworks support programs which address food and nutrition insecurity, nutrition indicators improve considerably. FAO supports parliamentarians as they promote or enact legislative and other measures to address specific issues relating to food and nutrition security; in raising awareness on the aforementioned issues, including with their constituencies; in providing a dedicated space for dialogue, discussion and exchange of views on issues relating to food security amongst themselves; and in sharing experiences with other parliamentarians and parliamentary bodies around the world. This newsletter highlights the latest legislatives advances against hunger and malnutrition worldwide.

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