During the annual session of the executive board of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome between June 20 - 24, 2022, German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze committed to ensure Germany will remain one of the largest WFP donors and to increase Germany's core contributions WFP.
Last year, Germany contributed €1.2 billion (US$1.3 billion) to the WFP, making it the second-largest donor. According to Schulze, this contribution level should be maintained or even surpassed in 2022. As a first step, Germany's core contributions to WFP will be increased from €28 million (US$30 million) to €70 million (US$76 million) this year. Schulze also highlighted the importance of the Global Alliance on Food Security (GAFS), which she initiated together with the World Bank under the German G7 presidency, to coordinate international efforts on food security.
On June 24, 2022, the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, together with the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, will host an international conference for global food security entitled “Uniting for Global Food Security”. Participants in the conference will include relevant ministers from G7 states and the largest donor countries, countries most affected by the hunger crisis, representatives of the UN, and CSOs.