"Leaders should remember plight of the world’s hungry"
Helen Keller International was a signatroy on a letter to the editor urging world leaders at the upcoming MDG (millennium development goals) Summit in New York to make hunger reduction a top priority at the summit:
"As the summit gets under way, we urge heads of state, governments and UN agencies not to forget the plight of the hungry and malnourished. We further call on them to agree a road map to meet the MDG hunger target. Such a road map must comprehensively address child malnutrition and make linkages between hunger and health, recognise the crucial role and rights of women as food producers and carers, and prioritise improving the affordability of nutritious foods."