More than 800 million people worldwide suffer from chronic hunger. It is a complex and seemingly intractable issue.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Food Policy and Research Institute (IFPRI) are hosting a live streamed “policy dialogue” on Friday, January 30th from 12:15 – 1:45 EST to discuss how to address the issue.

They have a lot of data to work with; 2014 saw the release of a number of major reports on hunger, including the first Global Nutrition Report.

Conveners hope to accelerate progress on what they term a “new nutrition agenda”, with a strong focus on the Zero Hunger Challenge, a UN program which has among its ambitious goals “zero loss or waste of food.” They hope to draw attention to the efforts still needed to make safe and nutritious food accessible to everyone.

You can register for the live stream event at the IFPRI website.