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Resources for Speakers on Global Issues

Hunger

Getting Involved

Discussion questions

Raising questions in a class or in a debate can help to clarify an issue and suggest campaigning actions or possible solutions. Below are a number of topics which aim to stimulate this kind of discussion.

There are, needless to say, no simple one line answers.

Activities: What you can do to help end global hunger

Direct actions

The first step is to embrace a vision of a world without hunger. This is no pipedream. With steady commitment and political will it is perfectly possible. Below are some of the direct actions needed to achieve this goal. If you ever have any influence in your life and career, remember them.

Campaigning
U.S. athlete and Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis cheers with students during a visit to their school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Mr. Lewis, a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is supporting the initiative 'Fruit Trees for Haiti', as well as the International Year of Forests and the Race Against Hunger campaigns.

U.S. athlete and Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis cheers with students during a visit to their school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Mr. Lewis, a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is supporting the initiative “Fruit Trees for Haiti”, as well as the International Year of Forests and the Race Against Hunger campaigns.

An important part of ending hunger is to reach and influence those with the power to affect change. You can do this at any age. We need to tell key decision-makers and politicians, local, national and international, that global hunger is a great injustice and totally unacceptable.

The scale of the problem is vast and there is no magic bullet solution but the first step is to become informed about the issues.

To date over 3 million people have signed the 1 Billion Hungry petition and more sign every day. It is a powerful way to tell political leaders that we the people demand an end to global hunger. A petition like this gets the message across loud and clear.
See www.1billionhungry.org.