The UN summit on food systems took two years to plan. It’s offered nothing to help feed families | Michael Fakhri

The UN summit on food systems took two years to plan. It’s offered nothing to help feed families | Michael Fakhri

As the UN food systems summit takes place on Thursday, governments can do much more, writes Michael Fakhri, UN special rapporteur on the right to food

The role of the UN’s dozens of independent experts, or special rapporteurs, is to report and advise on various human rights. My role revolves around the right to food – which is under enormous threat.

The world’s food systems have been failing people for a long time. The climate crisis is ravaging the planet, biodiversity diminishes every day and food insecurity is on the rise.

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