Thanks for giving opportunity to discuss such a vital issue that world is facing even today.
Individuals of different ethnic and racial backgrounds often work different jobs, earn different incomes, hold different levels of wealth, and live in different neighborhoods. Men and women are clearly concentrated in different kinds of jobs and their earnings, a large number of people have no job to do, and their likelihood of living in poverty differs. More generally, there are large and growing differences in the social circumstances of the rich and poor, the educated and uneducated, and one’s socioeconomic status is clearly affected by one’s race, ethnicity, gender and social class, cultural and religious blind faith. This is the situation; the whole world is facing even today, despite, end of poverty and hunger being the first millennium development goal.
The basic challenge is that a large number of people have no opportunity towards achieving food and nutrition security where as some people are wasting foods, as they possess the same much more than their need.
The remedy lies in foolproof and strong management and organizational framework. Having association with a number of International Organizations and working in a backward area I feel, for example, that countries like India which is one of the four biggest economy of the world in terms of GDP, is facing the problem of population explosion, keeping its substantive population unemployed, hungry, unhealthy, uneducated, victim of religious and cultural blind faith.
The political leaders are note taking strong corrective measures keeping eye on vote bank to continue in power.
So time has come when U.N.O should be vested with top management and policy making status.
The following policy should be centrally decided:
This will make a way for global justice and equity if central authority is given teeth by framing international law for the same and helping and directing the member countries. This will help the regional politician to convince their voters the development agenda globally decided cannot be altered locally. This will help, in long run, to solve problem of food and nutrition. Besides, temporary measures like zero loss or waste of food, technology to grow maximum food production should be adopted.
This thematic discussion was led by FAO and WFP in collaboration with “The World We Want”.
The consultation was facilitated by the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)