Cooperación al desarrollo
A binding Food Treaty: a post-MDG proposal worth exploring
Panel: Cooperación al desarrollo
Coordinación: Kattya Cascante, Responsable del Área de Cooperación Internacional y Desarrollo de Opex
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AUTORÍA: JOSE LUIS VIVERO. Fellow of Chair on Hunger and Poverty Studies (Universidad de Cordoba, Spain), OPEX Panel member at Fundación Alternativas and PhD Candidate in Global Food Governance (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium).
Hunger is needlessly killing millions of our fellow humans, including 2.6 million young children every year. It condemns many others to life-long exposure to illness and social exclusion. This OPEX Memo argues that a binding Food Treaty would create an appropriate framework to end hunger, and other forms of malnutrition that cause premature death, no later than 2025. Those governments that are genuinely determined to end hunger - the coalition of the willing - could commit themselves to mutually-agreed binding goals, monitorable objectives and predictable funding within the Treaty framework. The paper presents objectives, provisions and a possible route map for the process. This path would involve civil society participation and include a Global Anti-Hunger Campaign during the negotiation process and beyond, so as to build a strong constituency of public support for hunger eradication.