Crisis in Africa: the Political Dimensions of Hunger - statement to UN Security Council, New York
Hunger today is a creation of politics. And it demands political solutions. There are no obstacles --other than lack of political will-- that would prevent us from ending hunger tomorrow. But instead of doing just that, UN Member States have unwittingly adopted policies that make the idea of ending hunger little more than fantasy. There is not enough money to feed those starving today, and trade and economic policies -- national and international -- make it unlikely all will be fed in the future.