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Gathering 2011: Changing the Politics of Hunger

June 11-14 / Washington, DC

Mother and Child in Liberia / Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl

2011 National Gathering
June 11-14 in Washington, DC.

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Watch the Webcast Slideshow: "Bread for the World's National Gathering 2011"

Highlights include:

Worship. Powerful preaching, praise, and prayer will be offered throughout the National Gathering.

Learn. On June 11-12, participate in workshops and plenary sessions on such topics as how people of faith can influence legislation and assess the progress on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1: ending poverty and hunger.

On June 13, interact with international development experts, nongovernmental organization leaders, and policy makers as we focus on MDGs 4 and 5: child and maternal malnutrition.

Network. Engage with fellow attendees from all over the country and abroad.

Act. On June 14, meet senators, representatives, and their staff as you advocate for U.S. foreign assistance that more effectively reduces poverty.


Video Messages & Presentations

  • Keynote Address by Maria Otero » U.S. Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs
  • Keynote Address by Kevin Farrell » Special Envoy for Hunger, Ireland
  • Keynote Address by David Nabarro » Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition
  • Presentation by Cassim Masi » Executive Director, National Food and Nutrition Commission, Zambia
  • Presentation by Shamim Hayder Talukder » CEO, Eminence, Bangladesh
  • Presentation by Lucy Martinez Sullivan and Alan Dangour » Director, 1,000 Days/CCS; and Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine respectively
  • Video Address by Melinda French Gates » Co-chair, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Video Address by Andrew Mitchell » UK Secretary of State for International Development
  • Video: 1,000 Days Stakeholders Meeting: Harnessing Early Lessons »
  • Video Address by Hillary Clinton » US Secretary of State

  • Schedule of Events

    National Gathering 2011 will consist of a series of plenary sessions, worship services, and workshops focusing on the theme “Changing the Politics of Hunger.” Please visit this page regularly for updates and to get the latest schedule.

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    For the Media

    All the events during the National Gathering 2011, except for the planning sessions during the International Meeting on Monday afternoon, June 13, are open to accredited media.

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