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Global hunger and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

EDM (Early Day Motion) 478: tabled on 19 October 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House believes the lack of attention paid to global hunger has exacerbated this long-term and widespread issue; is concerned by warnings from the World Food Programme (WFP) of another year of record hunger; notes the number of hungry people globally increased from 282 million to 345 million during 2022; highlights that a fifth of the total population of Africa went hungry in 2021; further highlights that the WFP is currently holding back famine in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen while hunger in Haiti is also reaching catastrophic levels; notes that Oxfam says food shortages are likely to cause one death every 36 seconds until the end of the year; further notes that hunger displaces millions of people who must search for sanctuary elsewhere; emphasises that these crises are caused by a combination of global factors including climate change, conflict and economic instability; recognises that the covid-19 pandemic led to an increased gap in the funding required to tackle global hunger; is dismayed that the world is set to fail the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030, with the percentage of the global population affected by hunger on track to reach almost 10 per cent by that year; highlights that a senior Somali Government official recently said the UK has lost its leading role on this issue; and calls on the Government to re-establish the UK as a leading actor by restoring the commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of GNI on international aid.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 20 October 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 October 2022
Belfast South
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2022
Bolton South East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 21 October 2022
Islington North
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 24 October 2022
North Down
Rees, Christina
Independent
Signed on 24 October 2022
Neath
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2022
Huddersfield
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2022
Norwich South
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 October 2022
Strangford
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2022
Dundee West
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2022
Central Ayrshire
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2022
Wansbeck
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2022
St Albans
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2022
Nottingham East
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2022
St Helens South and Whiston
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2022
Edinburgh West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2022
Glasgow South West
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2022
Leeds Central
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2022
York Central
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2022
City of Durham
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 October 2022
Ceredigion
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2022
Edinburgh East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2022
Jarrow
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2022
Leeds East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 November 2022
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.