New initiative for world's leading advertisers to fight global hunger

Published on 21 June 2005

Cannes - The One Less Entry Movement, a non-profit organisation working in the advertising industry, has launched a new initiative aimed at persuading leading advertisers competing at this year\'s Lions International Advertising Festival to donate the equivalent of a single entry fee to the world\'s hungry

NEW INITIATIVE FOR WORLD'S LEADING ADVERTISERS TO FIGHT GLOBAL HUNGER

CANNES - The One Less Entry Movement, a non-profit organisation working in the advertising industry, today launched a new initiative aimed at persuading leading advertisers competing at this year's Lions International Advertising Festival to donate the equivalent of a single entry fee to the world's hungry poor.

Every year, more than 18,000 ads are entered in the Lions festival, leaving a large amount of paid entries unrewarded. The average amount paid for each entry is the same as the sum needed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to feed ten malnourished children for one year.

The One Less Entry Movement is appealing to every advertising agency and production house participating the Lions Festival to withhold one entry from next year's festival and donate the equivalent sum to WFP.

If this initiative succeeds, it will help ease suffering and save lives among 10,000 hungry children.

The withheld entries will be shown on the One Less Entry Movement's website (www.onelessentry.org) and will compete for the One Less Trophy, the honorary prize of the One Less Entry Festival, which will be held online next year and judged by prominent advertising personalities.

WFP is the world's largest humanitarian organisation. Each year, the agency provides food aid to an average of 90 million people, including 56 million hungry children, in more than 80 countries (www.wfp.org).

For more information, please contact:

Sebastian Alvarado
Tel +56 2 670 3900

Mob-.+56 09 219 2387

Info@onelessentry.org

Brenda Barton
Deputy Director Communications

WFP/Rome

Tel. +39-06-65132602,

Mob. +39-3472582217

brenda.barton@wfp.org

Chris Endean/Robin Lodge
WFP/Rome

Tel (+39) 06-6513-3201

chris.endean@wfp.org
robin.lodge@wfp.org

Alejandro Chicheri
WFP/Latin America and the Caribbean

Tel: +507 3173900

Cell +507 6750617

alejandro.chicheri@wfp.org