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Greater Lansing Chapter's UN Day Commemoration Conference

Water, Food Security and the Developing Global Crisis

Sunday, October 27, 2013
The United Nations 68th Anniversary Foundation Annual Meeting focuses on Water, Food Security and the Developing Global Crisis. It will be held in East Lansing's Hannah Community Center from October 27th to October 29th.

For more information, contact lawriese@msu.edu.

East Lansing Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

Global population growth projections of 2-3 billion more people totaling 9+ billion by 2050 will increase food demand by 70%. Six to eight million people die annually from water related diseases and natural disasters. According to UN estimates, more than half of the world’s people depend daily on water resources shared by more than one country. In recognition of the urgency of greater world wide collaboration to  actively address this developing crisis, the United Nations General Assembly has designated 2013 as the Year of International Water Cooperation.     

Michigan State University has developed a wide variety of resources in the international water and food security arena over many decades. Session 5:  Transboundary and transdisciplinary collaboration and partnership. This will be on 10/29, 1-2:30 p.m. The 68th UN Anniversary conference will begin by describing the scope of the global water/food security challenge, then identify mitigating resources and finally focus on new opportunities for collaboration in ameliorating the crisis in the years ahead.

Invitations to attend are extended to college and university faculty and students with interests in international development, UN Association members, international consulates, international development oriented agencies, non-profits, and the general public.

The UN Foundation
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Washington, DC 20006

Tel: +1 202 887-9040
Fax: +1 202 887-9021

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New York, NY 10017

Tel: +1 212 697-3315
Fax: +1 212 697-3316

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