Oxfam International Communique on the Global Fund Against Hunger and Poverty

Published: 22 September 2004

On September 20, 2004, the presidents of Spain, Brazil, France, and Chile, together with the United Nations Secretary General, presented the idea of a Global Fund Against Hunger and Poverty based on innovative financing mechanisms. This initiative is part of the international effort to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which seek, among other things, to achieve universal access to primary education and reduce by half the levels of hunger and extreme poverty in the world by 2015.