Martin and Clinton to co-host world hunger talks
Published 23/08/2010 | 05:00
FOREIGN Affairs Minister Micheal Martin will co-host an international conference on world hunger with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is among the high-profile figures from up to 190 countries invited to the event in New York next month.
Mr Martin revealed that food security -- following the traumatic Pakistan floods and Russian fires -- will top the agenda.
"Nutrition and food security are the greatest challenges we face," he said.
"It is unacceptable and a major failure that over a billion people are hungry in the world today."
The minister confirmed that Irish and US officials were working to ensure as many countries as possible attend the event