New York Schedule 22-24 September

September 22

Morning: King Felipe will visit the Institute of International Education, meeting Spanish recipients of the Fullbright Scholarship Program

Morning: Queen Letizia will visit Dos Puentes Elementary School in Harlem, where will have a meeting with Mrs. Carmen Fariña (NY Educational chancellor) and meet staff and students

12:00 - The King will lunch with a group of Spanish scientist and teachers that live in NY

September 23

Felipe will speak at UN Climate Summit

Felipe will have meetings several UN dignitaries

Letizia will have meetings with representatives of FAO and UNICEF

Felipe and Letizia will attend the summit lunch

Felipe and Letizia will attend a reception hosted by President Barack Obama at Waldorf Astoria Hotel

September 24

Felipe will make a speech at the UN General Assembly

12:00 - Felipe and Letizia will have a meeting with Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General

Afternoon - Felipe and Letizia will host a reception at their hotel for the UN representative


Hungr In The News

Kenya: Famine Concerns As Dry Season Starts In

There are concerns over hunger as the country enters what is traditionally the driest season on the calendar. According to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture, although food security is improving, poor families are not off the hook yet. 

UN Launches $3M Food Program In Urban AfghanistanMedical Daily

WFP will contribute $3 million dollars towards a project to help the urban poor cope with high food prices. About 18,900 households including some 113,000 individuals, mostly poor women and households headed by the disabled will benefit from the project. 

Yum CEO Writes Book, Will Give Proceeds To Fight Hunger —Business First

David Novak, CEO and chairman of Yum! Brands Inc. shares his tips for effective leadership in “Taking People With You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen.” All of Novak’s proceeds from sales will be donated to WFP, in conjunction with Yum’s global hunger relief efforts.

Pepsi Tweet Explained: Street King Nabs Honickman DistributionBevnet

Pure Growth Partners’ co-founder Chris Clarke has lent some context to business partner Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s Twitter message that his company had signed a deal for Pepsi to distribute Street King energy shots. As part of the brand message, the company says it will “feed a hungry child” with a donation to WFP with the sale of every shot. 

New Food And Agriculture Organisation Chief Pledges To Prioritise AfricaThe Guardian

The new director general of FAO has indicated that Africa will be his priority at a time of limited resources. Graziano da Silva, who played an important role in Brazil’s successful “zero hunger” initiative, argued the key to improving food security in Africa was the political will to eradicate hunger.

Fighting Disrupts Humanitarian Operations In South SudanThe Guardian

UN officials estimate more than 20,000 people have fled into the bush after an outbreak of violence between two tribes in Jonglei state in South Sudan over accusations of cattle rustling. 

Red Cross: 150 Children Lose Contact With Parents While Fleeing Massive South Sudan Violence —The Washington Post

Red Cross volunteers are trying to reconnect 150 young children with their missing parents after tens of thousands of residents of South Sudan ran into the bush while fleeing a massive wave of tribe-on-tribe violence, an official said Tuesday.