G20 SUMMIT IN HAMBURG
Demands of Welthungerhilfe to Heads of State and Government
Welthungerhilfe demands to the members of G20 to fulfil their responsibilities and do more to fight hunger.
The G20 are an informal but exclusive club. They pro-duce 80% of global GDP, their share of overall interna-tional trade amounts to 85%, and they account for 80% of the world's agricultural trade. However, they are also responsible for 80% of CO2 emissions and are at least partially responsible for many other global problems, such as the consequences of high-volume weapons exports and other means of supporting conflict parties.
War and conflict are the most significant causes of hunger.
Several G20 members also drastically restrict their ci-vil societies’ scope of action, making social engage-ment alarmingly difficult or impossible.
Due to their political, economic and military power, the G20 have a deciding say in the global rules of the ga-me; this comes with a great responsibility for global sustainable development. Should the summit fail com-pletely, as did that of the G7, the global community would be left facing serious problems.
The Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals lay out the path to go. This path must now be followed decisively, even by the G20.
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