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SLU joins effort to fight global hunger

Published: 03 December 2014

SLU is one of nearly 50 universities worldwide that have banded together to address the global issue of hunger. Leaders from these universities will sign The Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security – a declaration acknowledging their commitment to make food insecurity a priority.

A ceremonial signing ceremony will take place December 9 at the United Nations in New York City. More than half of the participating universities will attend.

PUSH (Presidents United to Solve Hunger) was created by Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, as the result of a first-time gathering between leaders of more than 30 universities in the US, Canada and Central America at Auburn in February.

The Hunger Forum and Public Signing Ceremony on December 9 marks the first time universities around the world will share a collective focus on ending food insecurity. It is also the first time students and university leaders will be united in the effort with international organizations, NGOs and student groups joining Auburn in this initiative.

Affiliates of Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH), a worldwide coalition of more than 300 colleges and universities, have met annually since 2006 to share ideas and best practices related to local and global hunger.