What Happened at the G8 Summit?


A few weeks ago, we asked all Faminers to support a Hunger Free world by speaking up to our national leaders at the G8 summit. Important conversations regarding foreign aid were on the schedule and we wanted to ensure that hunger was on the top of their list of priorities. The heads of state from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, U.K., and the U.S. confirmed their commitment to serving the poor and made several key decisions. World Vision remains committed to putting pressure on our national leaders to make sure firm deadlines & goals are in place about women & children’s health and nutrition worldwide.

“The G8 leaders have been very clear that they want to link their investments to nutrition and food security. The measure of success in 10 years cannot just be growth of agricultural production or even economies. It has to be measured by the survival, growth and health of children”  – Chris DH, Vice President for Advocacy with World Vision.

Gayle Smith accepts the Hunger Free book from Adam Taylor, Vice President for Advocacy with World Vision.

At the event, the Hunger Free book was handed over to Gayle Smith, the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council. This book contained all of the faces of the people who shared Hunger Free on Facebook and encouraged our national leaders to take action. These photos were also a part of the art installation built outside of the G8 summit-a tangible reminder to global leaders that we are serious about making the world hunger free. The art installation featured not only the faces of individuals from around the country, but also art that was especially created by Faminers & other individuals who took part in the challenge. Scott Erickson, (see above), painted & put together the art installation.

As these international leaders prepare for the G20 Summit next month, please continue to pray that their decisions will be sound, wise, and in favor of women & children around the world. Thank you so much to everyone who encouraged the leaders at the G8 Summit to make hunger a priority! Your efforts are affecting change around the world!