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- Food Trade, Food Security and the SDGs (28 Apr 2016)
In addition to SDG2, which aims to end hunger, food security and food trade have implications for other goals related to energy, equity and global partnerships. But there would seem to be some disconnect between the vision of the SDGs and the current global food trade architecture. In this podcast, Sophia Murphy, UNRISD Visiting Fellow, discusses: (1) whether countries can create and enforce trade rules that respect other global commitments to sustainable and inclusive human well-being, (2) how the international community can rebuild confidence in international food markets and the rules that govern them, and (3) how governments should reform multilateral trade rules to limit future risks to food security while ensuring everybody’s food needs are met in a sustainable way. After her presentation, Susan Mathews, Human Rights Officer working at the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, brings another perspective to the discussion of trade from a social development and human rights angle. She explains why and how OHCHR is engaging on trade as a human rights issue, highlight some lessons learned from past experiences with human rights impact assessments of trade agreements, and describes current efforts to initiate a human rights impact assessment of the Continental Free Trade area agreement in Africa, focusing on agriculture, including food security and livelihoods, as well as employment.
- Food as a Commodity, Human Right or Common Good? Implications for Hunger Eradication (9 Apr 2013)
The way we approach hunger eradication depends on how we see food, which has multidimensional meanings for human societies. The food sovereignty paradigm is making remarkable progress in the fight against hunger in Latin America, boosted by major achievements in legal frameworks concerning the right to food. However, neither approach seems to be favoured by major parts of the developmental mainstream, as is apparent in the ongoing debates on the post-2105 agenda. In this UNRISD Seminar, José Luis Vivero Pol discusses why current market-driven production and allocation of food cannot guarantee food justice.
- Food Security and Social Protection: Two Sides of the Same Coin? Stephen Devereux (22 Mar 2013)
In this UNRISD Seminar, Stephen Devereux presents the evidence on whether social and productive safety net programmes and policies are successfully reducing food and nutrition insecurity across the globe.
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