In collaboration with the Norwegian Center for Human Rights, FIAN Norway arranges a webinar on the deplorable trends in the global efforts against hunger and malnutrition. Former UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, Philip Alston, presents his closing report, in which he makes strong attacks on the world community’s work to reduce poverty. The UN’s Sustainability Goals were adopted by all the countries of the world in 2015, but the world’s governments are miles away from taking the steps needed to achieve the goals, not least SDG 1 (extreme poverty) and 2 (hunger and malnutrition). The report also shows that the corona pandemic is making things worse, and that 250 million people risk ending up in acute hunger, contrary to the sustainability goals. He will also show how the current method of measuring poverty, developed and managed by the World Bank, is very misleading, and generally gives a far too positive picture. The report also shows that the corona pandemic is making things worse, and that 250 million people risk ending up in acute hunger, contrary to the sustainability goals. The debate will look for links to this year’s Peace Prize winner, the World Food Program.
Keynote speaker: Philip Alston, of New York University School of Law
Margret Vidar, Legal Counsel, Dept of Development Law, FAO
George Gray Molina, of Bureau of Policy & Program Support, UNDP
Siri Damman, of FIAN Norway and Rainforest Foundation,
Dean Jolliffe, Lead Economist, Development Economics Group, World Bank
Moderator; Arvid Solheim of FIAN Norway
The presenters will comment on Alston’s report and presentation, and raise some questions for further consideration and discussion and diskusjon, maybe with a side look at this year’s Nobel Peace Price to World Food Program.
Wednesday November 4th, 1800 CET (UTC+1) to 1915
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