Nourishing Peace: the relationship between conflict and hunger
UN Day -- October 24, 2022
Each year, on Oct 24th, the United Nations celebrates the entry into force of the United Nations Charter. The United Nations website describes the history of UN Day.
This year, in lieu of a formal event we are providing a list of resources to explore the designated theme:
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger is the focus of the theme for UN Day 2022, “Nourishing Peace”. Specifically, it focuses on how food scarcity drives conflict and, conversely, how conflict affects food supply both at home and around the world.
Below are some virtual programs that highlight these issues. The first is from DW News and describes the intersection of conflict and climate change with hunger. Two are from other UNA-USA chapters sponsoring programs for UN Day.
We have also included information on resources from the World Food Program and the Food and Agricultural Organization
A world going hungry? How conflict and climate change disrupt global food supply | Business Beyond (DW News) 20 minutes. Watch anytime
The following two programs were specifically organized for UN Day 2022 and are available for viewing on the days listed.
San Francisco Chapter. Nurturing Peace, Food Sovereignty Webinar Registration - Zoom
Engage with local, national, and international experts about what UNA Members can do to eliminate hunger when the human rights of indigenous peoples as well as the sovereignty of nations are overwhelmed by climate extremes, wars, and global food systems.
Westchester, NY Chapter. “Nourishing Peace and Restorative Justice: Innovative Global and Local Programs for Youth”
Oct 23, 3:00 PM (ET)
Keynote: Asha Castleberry-Hernandez, founder, Diversity in National Security Network, former Officer at the U.S. Mission to the UN
Followed by a panel of local individuals offering innovative solutions for youth in Westchester.
The panel will be followed by remarks from Sean Pica, Executive Director of Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison and from a graduate of one of the programs. An interactive discussion with the audience and panelists will follow the program.
The following resources are from United Nations and its sister agencies the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development and are available for viewing at your convenience.
World Food Programme. 2022, A Year of Unprecedented Hunger.
828 million people suffer with hunger. Wars, the pandemic, climate change, disruption of food distribution systems, and rising fuel prices lead to rising hunger.
World Food Programme. Global Report on Food Crises.
Food and Agricultural Organization. Assessing Food Insecurity in 2022/23 at National and SubNational Levels in 50 Countries Vulnerable to the Effects of the Ukraine-Russia Crisis.
Food and Agricultural Organization. In Focus: FAO Responds to Global Food Security Issues, Ukraine.
International Fund for Agricultural Development. Breaking the Vicious Circle of Hunger and Conflict.