Three development actors will be hosting a high-level meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, next year. The goal: Seek new approaches to address hunger in Africa.
The meeting took shape following the decision of the leaders of the African Union Commission, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the Instituto Lula of Brazil on Nov. 21 to team up to end hunger and undernutrition in Africa. The new partners agreed to promote successful initiatives, promote knowledge-sharing between countries and facilitate a high-level dialogue that will help gather political commitment toward the goal.
The three partners have also agreed to put women and children at the core of their efforts, according to a press release.
World leaders will be invited to attend the event. The three partners also plan to discuss their “next step” at the high-level meeting, which is scheduled to take place March 4-5, 2013.
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