The Food Law and Policy Clinic is thrilled to become a participant in the United Nations Zero Hunger Challenge: an initiative to eliminate hunger worldwide. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched the Zero Hunger Challenge at the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference in June 2012, and over 50 organizations have signed on to participate in the Challenge. As a participant in the Zero Hunger Challenge, FLPC will join efforts to “ensure that every man, woman and child enjoy their Right to Adequate Food; women are empowered; priority is given to family farming; and food systems everywhere are sustainable and resilient.”
Our Zero Hunger Pledge describes how FLPC’s current and future work promotes the Challenge’s five principle goals:
1. Zero stunted children less than 2 years;
2. 100% access to adequate food all year round;
3. All food systems are sustainable;
4. 100% increase in smallholder productivity and income; and
5. Zero loss or waste of food.