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article imageFAO Director-General begins hunger strike

By Maciej Lewandowski     Nov 14, 2009 in World
On Nov. 14, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf began a 24-hour hunger strike. On Sunday he will be joined by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The hunger strike was taken by Jacques Diouf in solidarity as a way to draw attention to the one billion people who don't have enough to eat.
Ban Ki-moon announced his intention to join a fast over the weekend.
The hunger strike is closely connected to the World Summit on Food Security which will start on Nov. 16, in Rome. It will adopt a declaration with the goal of eradicating hunger.
FAO Director-General called for a day-long global hunger strike, saying, "We are suggesting that everyone in the world who wants to show solidarity with the one hungry billion people on this planet go on hunger strike next Saturday or Sunday."
Earlier this week he launched an online petition to end hunger called 1billionhungry
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