New York, 1 August 2023, Linda Thomas-Greenfield – US Ambassador to the United Nations emphasized the focused areas for US Security Council presidency:
- Combating food insecurity.
- The protection of human rights.
- Continue to highlight the devastating consequences of unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukriane, including to discuss the protection of civilians including children.
- To call additional meetings on Russia war of aggression and other issues of concern to International Peace.
The drivers of food insecurity global crisis ‘are complex’ however one thing is sure: where there’s conflict, there’s hunger. She explained why this Thursday, 3 August the Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will chair a high-level open debate on famine and conflict-induced global food insecurity. The Council will look at ways the United Nations, Member of States, Civil Society and the private sector strengthen, coordinate, evaluate food security initiatives and eliminate famine. It is well known that food security is national security and that, without doubt, it is within our power to feed the world and end famine. We must root out conflict-induced food insecurity. Around the world, hostilities breed hunger as we see in places like Yemen, Sudan, Syria, and elsewhere.