Halving the number of people who suffer from hunger by 2015 – the first MDG – is within reach. Yet, 870 million people are still chronically undernourished in the world. At the Rio+20 conference, the Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, launched the Zero Hunger Challenge, envisioning a world of lasting food security and no hunger. This seminar explores how this challenge can be met within the post-2015 agenda.
Lennart Båge was the President of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development between 2001 and 2009. Lennart is an economist by training and has a long-standing experience in international development, global affairs, research and financing issues, from the UN system as well as the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden. He is a member of the boards of, i.a., Sida, KSLA and SLU.