To the extent that it is a crucial – and ever more prominent – component of sustainable development, food security is an emerging area of research for IDLO. Our headquarter's geographic proximity to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), both based in Rome, is fostering synergies and giving added impetus to our work on the subject. How rule-of-law principles can be used to bolster food security; promote non-discriminatory access to food; embed a gender perspective into food policies; and make the right to food justiciable in court, are some of the areas we study. Additionally, the emphasis in the post-2015 agenda on nutritious (as opposed to just plentiful) food links into our work on legal frameworks for the prevention of non-communicable diseases, such as obesity and diabetes.
Statement by International Development Law Organization (IDLO), delivered by IDLO Director of Programmes, Franco Sanchez-Hidalgo
Statement by the Director-General, Jan Beagle, on World Food Day
On World Food Day, the International Development Law Organization joins the international community in calling for action for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all.
EVENT | Thursday, 16 September 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CEST
The Rule of Law and Food Systems Transformation in the Sahel: Addressing the Conflict-Climate-Food-Security Nexus
On World Food Day, IDLO joins the international community in its call to ensure and promote access to safe and nutritious food globally and for all.
Strengthening the Legal Environment for Food Security and Nutrition of Vulnerable Groups as part of the COVID-19 Response and RecoveryThe COVID-19 pandemic poses a significant threat to the right to food for populations, and especially for marginalized groups. In many countries, COVID-19 is intertwining with pre-existing factors affecting food security and nutrition, by limiting the access to affordable and nutritious food, including lack of economic opportunities, extreme weather conditions, ongoing conflicts and more.