September 29, 2014

Worldchefs President attends a high level meeting during UN General Assembly

On September 25 Worldchefs President Gissur Gudmundsson took part in “Delivering Zero Hunger – Demonstrating Impact”, a high level meeting held during United Nations’ General Assembly in New York, USA.

This momentous event and President’s engagement on behalf of Worldchefs and its members, has undoubtedly brought World Association od Chefs Societies a step closer to achieving its mission in Feeding the Planet, creating sustainable solutions within the culinary industry, while empowering Chefs to become change agents and realise what impact they have and what responsibility comes with it.

Started as an action call named “Zero Hunger Challenge” under the guidance of UN’s General secretary Mr Ban ki-Moon in 2012, this year’s summit gathered representatives from UN’s member states, international and UN’s organisations, private and governmental sector and civil society, to provide a platform for #ZeroHunger champions to benchmark transformative partnership, showcase innovative actions and to announce new commitments.

After receiving Secretary General’s letter assigned to Worldchefs members during the Worldchefs 2014 Congress in Norway, signing the Zero Hunger Declaration shortly after in Paris, and taking part in the meeting in New York, Worldchefs President Gissur Gudmundsson commented:

“Knowing the potentials but also the challenges food industry has been facing with, I was delighted to take part in such an important assembly, where I had an opportunity to learn and network, as well as underline the substantial role of Chefs in the Challenge and their contribution to the solution. What I have learned is that only strong partnerships between powerful, like-minded individuals, companies and organisations of various profiles can make a true difference at global scale. Nevertheless, after several milestone action steps between Worldchefs, Zero Hunger and other UN agencies that preceded the event in NY, and now after meeting so many exceptional individuals, I strongly believe we are closer to make a meaningful alliance and create joint projects that will benefit the world!”

Photo courtesy of: WFP/PauloF

Photo courtesy of: Worldchefs

 Photo courtesy of: WFP/PauloF

 

Photo courtesy of: Zero Hunger Challenge

 


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