The First Lady is leading the race collecting signatures ahead of many developed countries in a worldwide campaign named www.1billionhungry.org/margaritacedeno,which has been put together in form of an international petition by the UN (FAO).
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(PRWEB) September 9, 2010
The Dominican Republic’s First Lady, Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, who also is an Extraordinary Ambassador for the United Nations (FAO), is leading the race ahead of many developed countries in a worldwide campaign named http://www.1billionhungry.org, put together in a form of an international petition by this organisation with the aim to end death by starvation.
This campaign, which is set to end this November, features the actor Jeremy Irons in some of their promotional TV and online videos and is hoping to raise 1 billion signatures from all over the world to present it to head of Governments so they can come up with a solution to this grave situation.
So far, just over 700,000 people have signed it, and Dr. Cedeño de Fernández has managed to obtain nearly 10,000 in her country – which is a lot more than what the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia combined have achieved.
Margarita Cedeño de Fernández is a very hard working lady who conducts many popular social programs in the Dominican Republic. More recently, she has been assisting Haiti in some of their needs. For the current hunger campaign, Dr. Cedeno de Fernandez has dozens of people volunteering to assist with the website created in different languages in support of this cause and has also set up Facebook and Twitter pages. More activities are set to follow shortly to help raise awareness of this petition.
To sign this petition, you can go to: http://www.1billionhungry.org/margaritacedeno
For more information on this campaign:
http://www.awhistleagainsthunger.org Email: info(at)awhistleagainsthunger(dot)org
http://www.1silbatazocontraelhambre.org Email: info(at)1silbatazocontraelhambre(dot)org
For more information on the First Lady’s work in the community, you can visit her official website at: http://www.primeradama.gob.do/