By Gabrielle Bunton on October 2, 2021 at 14:27 for Copenhagen Assignment
Sustainability is more than just being green. According to Investopedia, sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The concept of sustainability is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social.
For the United Nations World Food Programme, they focus on the social aspect. WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organization. According to their website they save lives in emergencies and use food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.
A top priority of WFP is to end hunger, which is also one of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Anna Eriksen, Communications Officer of the World Food Programme, said their efforts are more than just ending hunger, but to build resilience within the communities.
“…It’s making sure that we contribute to building resilient communities. This can for instance be vocational training or guiding people in how to scale their own business. We involve the communities we working in to make sure we are building from the ground up,” said Eriksen.
They help over 80 countries in various ways. While helping the hunger crisis is a major deal, they also want to show there is more to countries than aspects portrayed in the media.