The second day of Indigenous Terra Madre Asia & Pan-Pacific in Ainu Mosir saw our delegates engaged in discussion and debate on the most pressing issues common to communities around the world: the threats posed by our rapidly changing climate and reduced access to land, and the importance of preserving biodiversity in order to ensure cultural continuity and adequate nutrition.
This report offers an important estimate of progress towards the Zero Hunger Sustainable Development Goal, and according to the report’s data, this goal appears increasingly out of reach. After decades of steady decline, since 2015 the trend in world hunger—as measured by the prevalence of undernourishment—has slowly increased.
In June 2014, Hilal Elver entered into service as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, a role that she still holds. The right to food is a cross-disciplinary issue that involves environmental, economic, and social challenges such as migration and gender issues. Women, for instance, face significant barriers when tackling food insecurity. …