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Davos 09 was an opportunity for WFP to make sure leaders keep hunger on the agenda as they discuss the global financial crisis. To see the key hunger-related news and views that emerged during the meeting, look back over the reports filed by our team during the event.


Hunger Events At Davos

Here are some of the key events on WFP's Davos schedule:
 
  • Executive Director Josette Sheeran will on Friday chair a plenary panel, "Fresh Solutions for Food Security." Panelists include Kofi Annan, Bill Gates,  Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Kraft; Michael Treschow, chairman of Unilever; and Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. 
  • Ms. Sheeran will participate in several panels as speaker or moderator, raising the profile of issues crucial to our mission, such as nutrition, humanitarian assistance and logistics, and climate change. 
  • She also will host a closed-door brainstorming session on affordable nutrition in developing countries with CEOs from the food industry 
  • On Thursday evening Ms. Sheeran and Peter Bakker, CEO of our Dutch donor TNT, will co-host a dinner for approximately 50 government leaders and CEOs. The dinner will honor King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as “Champion in the Battle Against Hunger” for 2008. The dinner is designed to encourage private and public-sector leaders to collaborate on lasting solutions to world hunger and malnutrition. 

 

Authored by Emilia Casella on 28 January 2009

About Davos

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, often referred to simply as 'Davos' after the Swiss town where it is held, is attended by leaders from industry, government and civil society. It’s a forum where leaders can talk about the difficult challenges facing the world and discuss ways to address them.

 

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