HLPF Side Event: Ban Hunger and Poverty, Not People

https-cdn.evbuc.comimages330494251129706806811originalBan Hunger and Poverty, Not People: Leveraging community leadership and gender-focused strategies in a world of forced displacement

This event, co-hosted by Church World Service and The Hunger Project, will focus on the need for integrated, gender-focused community-led solutions that economically empower persons on the brink of displacement and migration.

There are 65.3 million displaced persons today. No one should lose crucial development opportunities due to conflict or poorly decentralized basic services. Yet, displaced persons, especially women, are disproportionately affected economically, politically, and socially.


Moderator: Mary Kate Costello, Senior Policy Analyst and UN Representative, The Hunger Project

Ravi Karkara, Senior Strategic Advisor for Partnerships and Advocacy, UN Women

Azza Karam, Senior Advisor on Culture, UNFPA

Rosie del Pilar Diaz Garavito, Youth Delegate, Mission of Peru to the UN

Andrew Fuys, Director, Program Innovation and Evaluation, Church World Service

Closing Remarks: Maurice A. Bloem, Executive Vice President, Church World Service



Wed, July 19, 2017

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EDT


Church Center of the United Nations

777 United Nations Plaza

10th Floor

New York, NY 10017

United States