Please support Presidents of Universities United against Hunger (PUSH)

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Please support Presidents of Universities United against Hunger (PUSH)

Suchith Anand
Dear colleagues,

It was World Food Day [1] earlier this week  . It is very worring that Hunger levels are increasing globally. We need to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.

On behalf of Presidents of Universities United against Hunger (PUSH), I take the liberty to share with you the global pledge PUSH is  launching, attempting to gather as many universities worldwide as possible, in this common pledge against world hunger. PUSH is an initiative which unites universities in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Nearly 800 million people struggle with debilitating hunger and malnutrition in every corner of the globe. That’s one in every nine people, with the majority being women and children. Leadership from the top will expedite progress in addressing this critical local and global issue. Presidents/Chancellors have signed the PUSH Commitment, establishing a framework for collaboration and a blueprint for action to achieve food and nutrition security. Details at http://wp.auburn.edu/push 

As you will see in the attached pledge document [2], there is no financial or other obligation from those who support the pledge, other than their commitment and the one of the university they represent, to state their commitment to be part of this global movement against hunger.

We would be most grateful if you could share this pledge with your contacts in universities to seek his/her signature to the attached pledge.  In turn, the signed copy could be scanned and sent back either to me or to the address appearing on it. Looking forward to your prompt response and strong support for our common pledge against world hunger.

Best wishes,

Suchith


[1] http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2017/theme/en/ 
[2] http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2017/10/please-support-presidents-of-universities-united-against-hunger-push/ 


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