Alliance to End Hunger Supports the AAHM
June 26, 2014
Nathan Magrath, Manager of Communications and Outreach, Alliance to End Hunger
In late May, the Alliance’s Executive Director Emeritus Tony Hall and COO Rebecca Middleton recently traveled to Rome to visit with leaders in the United Nations food and agriculture agencies. One of the primary messages brought to the meetings was the US Alliance’s resolute support for the international Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition (AAHM)—currently housed at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The AAHM provides a platform to bring together a multitude of organizations and institutions committed to ending hunger in specific national and regional contexts. The US Alliance to End Hunger is just one of approximately 60 alliances in the global AAHM network. This success of the alliance model has been affirmed by successes of the US Alliance and through support of the National Alliance Partnership Program, which works to build the capacity of these unique coalitions. The following is a resolution of support for the AAHM, as voted unanimously upon by the Alliance to End Hunger’s board of directors.
The Board of Directors of the Alliance to End Hunger in the United States met on March 13, 2014, and resolved that:
Whereas the Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition (AAHM) was founded by the three UN Rome-based agencies (FAO, WFP, IFAD) and Bioversity International to promote and coordinate the efforts of diverse organizations and coalitions around the world to address agriculture and nutrition issues and to build the political will needed to end hunger;
Whereas the AAHM serves as an international platform, bringing together a wide range of organizations and national networks concerned about hunger, agriculture, and nutrition;
Whereas the AAHM is the only international entity charged with encouraging, facilitating and supporting the creation and development of National and Regional Alliances Against Hunger and Malnutrition;
Whereas the AAHM is uniquely positioned to promote civil society engagement and international communication on hunger, agriculture, and nutrition issues;
Whereas the AAHM Secretariat is the hub of the AAHM, assisting National and Regional Alliances as they establish themselves and grow;
Whereas the AAHM Secretariat serves as a link through which Alliances can connect to each other;
Therefore be it resolved that the Board of Directors of the Alliance to End Hunger in the United States (a) applauds the AAHM for its continued efforts to support organizations creating the public and political will to end hunger around the world, and (b) requests the three Rome-based agencies (FAO, WFP, IFAD) and Bioversity International strengthen their support for this international network of diverse organizations engaged in hunger, agriculture, and nutrition.