WFP: How Solving Hunger Builds a More Secure World

The World Food Programme argues that hunger is the world’s most solvable problem and that it will ultimately build a more secure world. These leaders agree.

US President Barack Obama

“Reducing malnutrition and hunger around the world advances international peace and security-and that includes the national security of the United States.”

 May 2012

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

“Zero hunger would boost economic growth, reduce poverty and safeguard the environment.It would foster peace and stability.” 

June 2012

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil

Where there is hunger there is no hope….Hunger nurtures violence and fanaticism. A world where people starve will never be safe

September 2006

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan,

Former Ambassador Against Hunger

“A dollar invested in ending hunger, is a dollar invested in peace.”

 October 2011

Kristalina Georgieva, 

European Commissioner for International Cooperation 

“Hunger… impedes countries’ economic development, perpetuating a cycle of more hunger, more poverty and more instability. To solve this problem is one of the most important tasks we face today.”

June 2012

Originally seen, here.

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