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Launch of Global Report on Food Crises 2019 and High-Level Event on Preventing Future Crises

Findings of a new hunger report to be launched during a High-Level Event of the Global Network Against Food Crises, Brussels, 2-3 April 2019


The latest numbers on how many people are facing acute hunger worldwide will be revealed on Tuesday, 2 April 2019, in Brussels at the high-level launch of this year’s edition of the Global Report on Food Crises.

The Global Report brings together regional and national data and analysis to present the latest global picture of acute food and nutrition insecurity and its trends and drivers. It is a flagship global publication providing humanitarian and development actors with vital insights to inform their programming, policy and financing decisions.   

The report launch takes place during the opening session of the two-day High-level Event ‘Food and agriculture in times of crisis’ hosted by the European Commission on behalf of the Global Network Against Food Crises. Participants will discuss a range of approaches and solutions for preventing and addressing food crises. It will chart out a road map for joint action by Network partners for years to come.

The Global Network is a partnership of organizations working to tackle hunger by strengthening links between humanitarian and development organizations. Partners include the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), among others.

More than 400 people including representatives from governments, non-governmental organizations, regional and international organizations, farmers’ organizations, academia, and the private sector are expected to attend the event.


Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission
Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
José Graziano Da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme
Yves Daccord, Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross
Shenggen Fan, Director-General, International Food Policy Research Institute
Djimé Adoum, Executive Secretary, Permanent Interstates Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel
Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Authority on Development


Media are invited to attend the High-Level Event, including the report launch and a Press Conference with Neven Mimica, Christos Stylianides, Jose Graziano da Silva and David Beasley.


What:   ‘Food and agriculture in times of crisis’ High Level Event hosted by the Global Network Against Food Crises, and launch of the Global Report on Food Crises 2019

Where: “The Square” Brussels Conference Centre, Glass Entrance, Mont des Arts/Kunstberg, Brussels

When:  2-3 April 2019

Report launch: Tuesday 2nd April from 09:00

Press conference:Tuesday 2nd April from 12-12:30, Room 201 (Level 2)

Media briefing by technical experts on the report: Tuesday 2nd April from 12:30-13:00, Room 201 (Level 2)


About the Global Network

A key goal of the Global Network is to improve the efficiency and impact of local and international prevention and response actions to food crises using improved information and data to ensure that resources are being targeted in the most effective manner to those most at risk. Therefore, the Network is also pushing for an increased focus on risk reduction before crises break out and strengthening the resilience of agricultural livelihoods as a critical component of crisis prevention.



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Rome-based agencies Food Security Executive Director


For more information, contact:


European Commission

Carlos Martin Ruiz De Gordejuela (Brussels)

(+32)2 296 53 22


Christina Wunder (Brussels)

(+32)2 296 53 22



Myrto Arvaniti (Brussels)

(+32) 470 4260 22


Zoie Jones (Rome)

(+39) 06 570 56309



Aneta Szczyglowska (Brussels)

(+32) 2 5000913 (+32) 491395420  


Frances Kennedy (Rome)

(+39) 0665133725 (+39) 346 7600806