World Vision International

Advocacy

World Vision believes a hunger-free world is possible. Inspired by this calling, World Vision advocates for national, regional and global policy changes that contribute to improved food and nutrition security for the world’s most vulnerable children, families and communities. 

World Vision leverages both technical and communication platforms, to share its vision, expertise and experience. World Vision stands together with all those that share this vision for a hunger-free world.

Moments

When global leaders, humanitarian actors and the general population discuss and decide on the future of food security, World Vision shares its vision and technical expertise for a hunger-free future. From making commitments at the World Humanitarian Summit, to holding leaders to account at the UN General Assembly and the G7, from dialoguing at the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC to celebrating World Food Day, World Vision can be found in the halls of power prioritising an agenda for children, for change and for life.

Platforms

Where commitments are made, technical guidance drafted and partnerships formed, World Vision partners, advises and commits. Our vision and work is deeply rooted in Sustainable Development Goal 2 to ‘End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture’.

From the Board of Directors and the Technical Advisory Group of the Cash Learning Partnership; to the Annual Partnership Consultation and the Executive Board meetings of the World Food Programme; from the Programme Quality WG to the Cash & Markets WG to the FS&L in Urban Settings WG of the Global Food Security Cluster; to the Trans-Atlantic Food Assistance Dialogue and from the FSN Agriculture Task Force, to the UN Zero Hunger Challenge, World Vision is actively promoting a position of peace and prosperity through food security.

Messages

At key moments, in technical platforms and through digital channels, World Vision shares its beliefs and technical expertise. Amidst the increasing frequency and intensity of effects from climate change, conflicts, forced migration and urbanisation, systems need to deliver enough of the right food, today and tomorrow. World Vision believes that national governments’ systems, structures and policies to build a hunger-free and nutrition-secure future must:

  • Invest new, flexible and sustainable funding for relief and development food assistance
  • Scale-up social protection systems to save lives and protect livelihoods
  • Support smallholder farmers to enhance climate smart agriculture
  • Build long-term resilience to climate change and other shocks
  • Rejuvenate investment in nutrition-sensitive food systems

HungerFree, World Vision’s global movement to ensure all people have nutritious food today, and the skills and resources to be hunger-free for a lifetime, shares this message of hope and inspires a generation of advocates. 

World Vision is inspired by its faith to fight for food security. The theological foundations of World Vision are manifested in inter-religious dialogue, educational materials and its food assistance programming and advocacy work.

Research

Where questions still remain, World Vision and academic partners conduct programmatic and policy research to enhance technical understanding and seek systemic change. From partnerships with the International Food Policy Research Institute, to the production of policy reports and case studies, World Vision continues to understand the causes and consequences of hunger, as well as enhance the effectiveness and efficiencies of food assistance.

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