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Canada Recognizes the Global Need to Stop the Famine Essay

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Delegation: Canada
Committee: Social, Humanitarian and Cultural
Topic: Famine

Throughout the history of mankind the human race has faced the devastation of famines. Canada recognizes the need for the international community to stop famines from becoming a recurring theme. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Reference Table (the standard used by the UN), famine occurs when three of the following conditions occur: 20 percent of the population has fewer than 2,100 kilocalories of food a day, 30 percent of children are acutely malnourished, two deaths per 10,000 people, or four deaths per 10,000 children per day, pandemic illness, access to less than four liters of water per day, large-scale displacement, civil
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Canada has also adopted the practice of matching every dollar donated to Canadian charities in the fight against famine. Furthermore, the state of Canada has enthusiastically supported initiatives of its citizens to combat famines. The 30 Hour Famine, which began in Canada, is an event where young people commit to deny themselves food for 30 hours. It’s now a global event and occurs every year, resulting in hundreds of thousands of youths taking part in their own 'Famine' events in places around the world like Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States. Over the years, the 30 Hour Famine has allowed students to help fund thousands of development and emergency response projects related to famines around the world. The state of Canada believes that adopting an active and aggressive role in combating global warming will help reduce the frequency of famine events in the 21st century. Yet, in order for that belief to become a reality the international community must find ways to encourage both developing and developed nations to expand sustainable efforts in fighting climate change. Canada is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and seeks other states to join in its vision. Another avenue Canada has invested heavily in is the research in genetically engineered crops. The full potential of genetically engineered crops resistant to the physical characteristics of famine has not been fully reached. Canada wishes that
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