Can social struggles be unified for the right to food?
FIAN International, together with members of the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition, will be holding a seminar from June 24-26 in Geneva to create links for social struggles in the development of human rights-compliant, sustainable and holistic food systems.
The seminar "" will take place from June 24 to 26 in Geneva (Switzerland). It brings together social movements, networks, civil society organizations and academics concerned about different aspects of food systems. Linking social struggles: Can the path towards human rights compliant, holistic and sustainable food systems serve to unify struggles?
The goal is to discuss the main challenges, from a human rights, women's rights and food sovereignty perspective, in corporate-dominated food systems and production models that undermine access to natural resources and livelihoods of small-scale food producers, lead to eco-destruction and loss of biodiversity, and impede the realization of the right to adequate food and nutrition. At the core of the seminar is the question of how social struggles can be unified and how joint strategies towards sustainable and rights-based food systems could be developed. The role of human rights as tools for rolling back corporate control over food systems will be another important subject for discussion next week, in particular the Extraterritorial Obligations (ETOs) of States, including global food and nutrition governance.
The seminar takes place during the last week of the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council, in which Member States will decide on the setting up of an open-ended intergovernmental working group to create an . It is also part of the " international treaty to address corporate human rights abuses" in Geneva organized by the Treaty Alliance, a global coalition of social movements, networks and civil society organizations calling for an end to corporate human rights abuses. Week of Mobilization to Stop Corporate Crimes and Impunity