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Policies against Hunger

Policies against Hunger Conference on 4 and 5 June 2024 

20th anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines for the Right to Adequate Food – Experiences, Successes and Outlook 

On June 4 and 5 2024, the extraordinary Politicies against Hunger conference will take place in Berlin under the title: "Twenty Years of Action: Advancing the Human Right to Food".

In 2024, we – the international community – are celebrating an important milestone in the implementation of the human right to adequate food: the 20th anniversary of the “Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realisation of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security”. We see this as an occasion to reflect on past successes and challenges, and to discuss what we are aiming to achieve together in the future.

The Voluntary Guidelines were adopted by the Council of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome in 2004. They specified how the human right to adequate food can be realised and what conditions need to be met to do so. We would like to honour the ground-breaking character of these guidelines and explore the changes they have brought.

Together with international partners, pioneers, lawyers, practitioners of the right to food and right holders, we will look at the transformative power of these guidelines and the contributions they have made. What has already been achieved, what is on the agenda for the future? Let us discuss how we can further strengthen the implementation of the right to adequate food so that global food security becomes a reality. We would be delighted if you could join us on 4 and 5 June 2024. We warmly invite you to register via the following e-mail address in order to receive updates on the conference: policies-against-hunger(at)ble(dot)de