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GDL: Afghan Peace Vols re Food Security

May 21, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm EDT

Global Days of Listening:The “LIVE” broadcast can be viewed via the YouTube link posted at the time the broadcast starts on the Learning Right Relations – Global Days of Listening livestream page.  
FOOD SECURITY: A Basic Human Need and a Global Human Right

Riveting photos of starving children, victims of the war and economic sanctions, have shone a bright light on the issue of the global human right of Food Security!  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations defines food security as existing “when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.” (United Nations Human Rights Fact Sheet, 34) And yet, an estimated 690 million people worldwide go to bed hungry every night.

Intentional starvation has also been used as a military tactic in such countries as Syria. On May 24, 2018, the United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously passed a resolution condemning the use of food insecurity and starvation as a tactic of war.

These are the challenges, and the May Global Days of Listening will be examining why, in a world where there are adequate food resources, so many are starving. Some of  the questions we will respond to include:

1. Healthy production of food (natural/organic/permaculture)
2. Equitable food distribution, especially in times of war and climate catastrophes
3. How can we improve food security for all, not just for those who can afford it?

View the SCHEDULE for the May 21 event here.


May 21, 2021
7:30 am - 9:30 pm EDT
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