YICGG 2015: Food Security Governance

Members of the Research Group: Marvin Bergner, B.Sc. / Julia Breuer, B.A. / Kim Vender, B.A.

Despite the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), which ought to be achieved by 2015, there are still 800 million people worldwide who live in hunger. The student working group works on this problem and the existing institutions and strategies of Food Security Governance. Furthermore, the working group develops ideas to contribute to the realization of the “Zero Hunger Initiative” of the UN. Therefore, Food Insecurity has to be seen as a global challenge, which only can be resolved through international cooperation. The working group focuses on the role being played by East Asian countries such as the PR China regarding the development and implementation of Food Security Governance. On occasion of the EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy, the working group presented their project “The Potential Role of the New Silk Road” in the course of an international science competition. Upon the invitation of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) of Fudan University, Shanghai, the working group participated in the “Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance“ (YICGG).

Impressions on YICGG and the Expo 2015