Fight for the
right to food.
"In a world overflowing with riches, it is an outrageous scandal that more than one billion people suffer from hunger and malnutrition and that every year over six million children die of starvation and related causes. We must take urgent action now."
Jean Zeigler, 2010
LEADERS

Claire Mahon

Jean Zeigler

Iona Cismas

Chris Golay

Claire is a lawyer, specialised in international law and focused on economic and social rights. Apart from her work with the Research Unit, she is writing a PhD on "The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights" at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
Jean is member of the UN Human Rights Council's Advisory Committee, where he works as an expert on economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to food. During the period 2000-2008, Jean Ziegler was the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. With his passion to help others, Jean continues today with his work.
Iona has previously interned and worked in the research and policy analysis units of NGOs and research centers among which Geneva Call and the Centre for International Governance focusing on humanitarian engagement of non-state actors and on corporate complicity in international crimes.
Chris is a law and international relations specialist focused on economic and social rights. Apart from his work with the Project on ESC Rights and the former Research Unit on the Right to Food, he has recently finalized a PhD on "the right to food and access to justice" at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

LEARN

WHAT IS

RIGHT TO FOOD?

The right to food is a human right. It protects the right of all human beings to live in dignity, free from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. The right to food is not about charity, but about ensuring that all people have the capacity to feed themselves in dignity and self assurance.
This law is protected under international human rights and humanitarian law and the correlative state obligations are equally well-established under international law. The right to food is recognized in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), as well as a plethora of other instruments.

WHO WE

ARE
During the period 2000-2008, Jean Ziegler was the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. The publication The Fight for the Right to Food. Lessons Learned, co-authored by Jean Ziegler, Christophe Golay, Claire Mahon and Sally-Anne Way, documents the work of the UN's first Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and his team during the 8 years of mandate.This website provides insight into the current and past work of Jean Ziegler related to the right to food, offers information on human rights law developments concerning the right to food and other economic and social rights, and serves as a platform for other relevant news and information.
FACTS
YOU SHOULD
KNOW
925 Million Hungry People In 2010
Developed Countries-
Latin America & Caribbean-
North Africa-
Asia & The Pacific-
Sub-Sahara Africa-
PROVIDE
FILL
A
Bowl

Here's

How
Help someone fill a bowl with food each day. Our Fill Up A Bowl program has helped thousands every day. We will take all forms of curreny including canned goods. Your dontation will help feed those who are most in need. Contact us at our provided information below to fill up a bowl.
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