Urges the creation of a Global Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger, appealing that the survival of millions of people depends on the inter-institutional collaboration of parliamentarians
The senator of the PP for the province of Ciudad Real, Carmen Quintanilla, participates in the VII Meeting of Planning of Parliamentary Fronts against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, held from July 24 to 26 in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia).
The Meeting is organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean; the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament; Latin America and Caribbean Without Hunger Initiative; and Mesoamerica without Hunger.
Parliamentarians from different countries of the world exchange experiences in food and nutritional security, and assume the commitment to advance in a roadmap for the construction of an Ibero-American Parliamentary Alliance.
The senator of the PP for the province of Ciudad Real, Carmen Quintanilla, has participated in several presentations as a representative of the Spanish Parliamentary Alliance for the Right to Food, constituted in September 2018 by Spanish parliamentarians of different political forces with the support of the FAO.
FINISH HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION IN THE WORLD
"Today we see how 821 million human beings go hungry and how every day 25,000 people lose their lives as a result of this problem," says Carmen Quintanilla.
Likewise, the senator of the PP expresses the commitment of the members of the Spanish Parliamentary Alliance for the Right to Food with the effective fulfillment of Objective 2 of the Sustainable Development Agenda, which seeks to eradicate Hunger in the World by 2030 .
"The Members of the Spanish Parliamentary Alliance pledged to collaborate with other countries and regions and to redouble our efforts to guarantee Zero Hunger for the year 2030 at the First World Summit against Hunger held in Madrid," he recalled.
To achieve this goal, Quintanilla has urged the creation of a Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition worldwide that increases international cooperation.
In this sense, he believes it is necessary that parliamentarians and parliamentarians have a leading role as agents of change because they have a “unique” capacity to modify or pass laws; control or designate budgets; make governments accountable or position issues in public opinion.
In addition, he states that the fact that world hunger has played a relevant role in international political agendas is no accident. "It is the cause of conflicts and deaths of millions of innocent people that are precipitated by the social gap between poor countries and rich countries, patent in our world," he said.
For the senator of the PP the right to adequate food for all "is an attainable goal" and believes that this must be the premise that parliamentarians around the world have to work with. "Our priority must be the survival of millions of people around the world who depend on our decisions."