Al Gore visits Dublin for global hunger conference

Tanaiste says more needs to be done to tackle the issue

A quarter of the worlds children under 5 are undernourished,  according to UNICEF. The organisation has launched a report on nutrition, and hunger and its relationship to climate change as part of a major conference in Dublin Castle.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore, former President Mary Robinson and  former US Vice President and climate change activist Al Gore are all attending the event. 

The two day conference has been jointly organised by the Government and the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice.

Representatives from Africa, Asia and Central America have outlined their struggle to produce nutritious food in regions which are most affected by climate change.

The UNICEF report also highlighst the progress made globally in providing the right nutrition to children in their first early months.

Peter Power is UNICEF Ireland director.

Speaking on his way into the event in Dublin Castle this morning,  the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore said we're not doing enough to help those worst effected:

Here is former President Mary Robinson on why this two day conference is so important.