The general Secretary of MIJARC Mrs Hona Tibashoboka was one of the 250 youth delegate of the 193 member states og UNESCO to participate in the "7th Youth Forum How youth drive changes?" that took place in Paris from October 17-20.
This forum explored the many ways in which young people are reshaping the world. Specific topics were adressed such as youth participation in political and public life, youth employment and countering youth exclusion, vulnerability and violence. Besides, it was an opportunity to develop partnership between youth organisation and UNESCO and to express young people's needs and priorities.
World hunger is a terrible symptom of world poverty. The World Bank estimates that the spike in global food prices in 2008, followed by the global economic recession in 2009 and 2010 has pushed between 100-150 million people into poverty. If efforts are only directed at providing food, or improving food production or distribution, then the structural root causes that create hunger, poverty and dependency would still remain. And so while continuous effort, resources and energies are deployed to relieve hunger through these technical measures, the political causes require political solutions as well.