Concern Debates League Phase 2016-2017
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Any TY students interested in debating this year, please send me an email with a brief speech, (at least two well argued points) to reevesj@ardscoil.ie.

You may write your speech in favour or against the following motion.

Motion: Ending World Hunger by 2030 is an Impossible Dream

Research links to get you started:
Don’t forget to research the other side of the motion too, to have an idea of what angle the other team might take!
General
Concern Worldwide’s online document is a great place to start. Make sure to check out the web resources and additional readings suggested throughout: http://www.developmenteducation.ie/media/documents/Concern%20Hunger%20resource.pdf

World Hunger Education Service’s website contains facts, statistics, concepts and definitions: http://www.worldhunger.org/2015-world-hunger-and-poverty-facts-and-statistics

End World Hunger (EWH) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to educating and inspiring people to support grass root projects that work with farmers and farm families to feed themselves and their communities without in food vulnerable countries. Check out facts and figures on: http://www.endworldhunger2030.org/

World Food Programme has an in-depth subsection on hunger: https://www.wfp.org/hunger

The News Hub – Seventy Years of World Hunger: https://www.the-newshub.com/international/seventy-years-of-world-hunger

TRT World News – UN says 5 million suffer from hunger in Somalia: http://www.trtworld.com/mea/un-says-5-million-hungry-in-somalia-190757

Proposition

Waiting for Godan – Sharing Open Data to Tackle World Hunger: http://diginomica.com/2016/09/13/waiting-for-godan-sharing-open-data-to-tackle-world-hunger

Washington Post – Venezuela Has Solved its Hunger Problem? Don’t Believe the U.N.’s Numbers: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/09/21/venezuela-has-solved-its-hunger-problem-dont-believe-the-u-n-s-numbers

ABC News – World Hunger Cannot Be Solved With More Food: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-19/de-schutter-hunger-is-political/4077824

Check out Realistic Approaches to World Hungry by United Nations University: http://archive.unu.edu/unupress/food/8F071e/8F071E01.htm

Bread for the World – Climate Change Will Increase World Hunger: http://www.bread.org/news/climate-change-will-increase-world-hunger

World Hunger is the Result of Politics, Not Production http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2015/11/john-gray-world-hunger-result-politics-not-production

Opposition

In The Opec Fund for International Development (July 2016) students will find highly informative special feature article Zero Hunger by 2030: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OQ_July_2016.pdf

The Guardian – Ending World Hunger is Possible – So Why Has it Not Been Done? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/feb/15/ending-world-hunger

BBC News – Global Open Data Call to Deliver World Food Security:
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37353865

The Guardian – Eight Ways to Solve World Hunger: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/jun/08/eight-ways-solve-world-hunger

Check out World Hunger Programme’s 10 Ways to Feed the World: https://www.wfp.org/stories/10-ways-feed-world

Read this alternative blog on why World Hunger Can Be Solved With a Vegetarian Diet: https://www.downtoearth.org/blogs/2012-05/world-hunger-can-be-solved-vegetarian-diet