Food Sovereignty - A New Model For Human Rights

On May 4th, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, highlighted the unique role of the UN Commission of Sustainable Development (CSD) on the current discussions about the future of agricultural development. His statements were made during a presentation at the 17th session of the COmmission, which is focused on Agriculture, Rural Development, Land, Drought, Desertification and Africa.

De Schutter stated that in order for agricultural development to be sustainable, a focus on human rights is essential, and for that reason it is necessary to move towards a model in which the right to adequate food is a human right. This is what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes, as well as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights...

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