Trade and Nutrition


Dr Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food: Report A/71/282

The Report A/71/282, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/154, is dedicated to reiterating the importance of a rights-based approach to “adequate food”, that is, nutritious food for all. It discusses the underlying factors affecting nutrition, including industrial food systems, unhealthy eating environments and the growing threat of non-communicable diseases, as well as the harmful effects of trade liberalization and unregulated marketing of food products. The Special Rapporteur outlines nutrition governance at the global level and considers its shortcomings, and recommends taking a human rights-based approach to combating malnutrition at both the global and national levels.

Report A/71/282 by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

Dr. Hilal Elver, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food