U2's Bono, Italy's Renzi to attend hunger event at Expo

Event will discuss strengthening of WFP funding

06 August, 17:10

    (ANSAmed) - MILAN, AUGUST 6 - Ireland and Italy are set to hold an event focusing on world hunger and attended by U2 frontman Bono and Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at Milan's Expo world fair on September 6, Italy's agriculture ministry said on Thursday.

    The initiative, supported by the World Food Programme (WFP) is part of the aims Italy has set with Expo organisers to try to combat world food poverty, the agriculture ministry said.

    All 140 countries participating in the Expo are invited to take part in order "to strengthen and stabilise funding for WFP operations", the ministry said.

    The WFP is part of the United Nations system and is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger, and supplying emergency food aid to people affected by war, civil conflicts and natural disasters.

    WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin will also attend the Expo event.

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