CSM Side Event @ CFS 46

Fighting Hunger between rights and inequalities.

Too many left behind

Monday, 14 October

13.00-14:30h, Philippines Room

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The key question of this Side Event is fundamental for the CFS: How can human rights be used to reduce inequalities and overcome discrimination for achieving food security and nutrition for all? The CFS Vision points to the elimination of hunger and malnutrition and the progressive realization of the right to adequate food. All CFS policy guidelines and recommendations explicitly aim to contribute to this vision.


  • Ms. Stefania Tripodi, Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues Section, Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights
  • Mr. Agung Hendriadi, Head of Food Security Agency, Indonesia
  • Ms. Gabriel Ferrero, Director General for Sustainable Development Cooperation Policies, Spain
  • Mr. Shantanu Mathur, Lead Adviser Global Engagement and Partnerships, IFAD
  • Ms. Elisabeth Mpofu, International Coordinator, La Via Campesina

In this context, the Side Event will address particularly the challenge of inequalities and how to reduce inequalities for achieving food security and nutrition. Key questions of the event will be:

– Why is reducing inequalities essential for advancing the right to adequate food?
– What are the lessons learned from experiences on the local, national and global levels, especially from the smallholder, women and youth perspectives?
– How can peasants’ rights and inequalities be addressed within the UN Decade of Family Farming?



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