Sign a petition to end hunger
19 May 2010
Close to one billion people worldwide continue to go hungry on a daily basis. The hunger target associated with UN Millennium Development Goal 1, the reduction of hunger by half by 2015, will not be met.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched the campaign ‘1 billion hungry’, which aims to collect at least a million signatures against hunger. The signatures will call upon national and international leaders to move hunger to the top of the political agenda. A yellow whistle works as an icon encouraging people to blow the whistle against hunger.
WAGGGS calls all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to sign the petition online and make their voice heard. Show that you want things to change and sign the online petition! From there you can also ‘track your impact’ and see how many signatures are being collected on each country.
WAGGGS UN representative in Rome, Alessandra Tasca, has sent a message supporting the campaign.
WAGGGS supports the campaign as a member of the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA), which helps the collaboration between UN agencies and other organizations working with children and young people.
Other ways to tackle hunger
Stand up, take action and make a noise for the MDGs!
This year, the ‘Stand up against poverty’ campaign has been moved to 17-19 September to coincide with the beginning of a major summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). World leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York for the Millennium Development Goals Review Summit as it has been ten years since the MDGs were adopted by 189 heads of state and governments.
WAGGGS encourages everyone to join hands and Stand Up on 17-19 of September just before leaders arrive at the UN MDG + 10 Summit in New York.
The campaign urges everybody to think of creative ways to generate a noise which is also relevant to their particular area or scope of work. The possibilities for creative noise-making are vast! Find more information.
Earn a climate change and food badge
WAGGGS and the FAO have developed a Food Security and Climate Change Challenge Badge to make young people aware of the issues of environmental protection and food security and inspire them to be an active part of solving the problems.
Learn about the right to food through a comic book!
“The Right to Food: A Window on the World” is a comic book illustrated by young people for young people. It talks about the right of every human being to be free from hunger. You can download the story book or enjoy the online interactive version.
Learn about hunger and poverty by doing the GAT badge
Combating hunger and poverty is the first UN Millennium Development Goal (MDGs). WAGGGS is encouraging its members to make a personal commitment to change the world around them through learning about the MDGs. Find out more about WAGGGS’ Global Action Theme and the GAT Badge.