Policies against Hunger Conference on 4 and 5 June 2024


Berlin, June 4 and 5, 2024 - Under the motto “Twenty Years of Action: Advancing the Human Right to Food”, the extraordinary conference “Politics against Hunger” will take place in Berlin next June.

Policies Against Hunger
Policies Against Hunger© BMEL

TThe 15th edition marks the 20th anniversary of the “Voluntary Guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security”.

The Voluntary Guidelines were adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Council in Rome in 2004. They set out how the human right to adequate food can be implemented in concrete terms and which framework conditions must be met to do so.

Together with international partners, pioneers, legal representatives, practitioners and rights holders, we will explore the transformative power of these guidelines and the contribution they have made.
We want to recognize the groundbreaking nature of these guidelines and the changes they have brought about.

We will discuss how we can further strengthen the implementation of the right to adequate food so that global food security can become reality.

You are cordially invited to join us!

Background information

The “Policies against Hunger” conferences organized by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) since 2001 provide a platform for placing hunger and malnutrition at the center of the international debate on food security.

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