The “Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction” programme seeks to concretely improve the way in which the global community works together to eradicate hunger and malnutrition.

Global issues such as climate change, economic crises, and price volatility have a huge impact on food security.
Addressing these complex issues requires UN agencies, national governments, regional organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), civil society organizations and others to work together in a coordinated and inclusive manner.

The contribution of the Right to Food Team to the programme

In collaboration with governments, civil society organizations, WFP and other UN agencies, the Right to Food Team will be developing tools for mainstreaming a Right to Food approach in social protection programmes.

This is an important area of work since while social protection programmes, such as cash transfers, often have a positive impact in increasing food security and reducing poverty, their success depends on making sure that key principles of good governance such as equity, transparency, and accountability are followed. For this reason, adopting a human rights based approach can improve the governance of cash transfer programs and make them more effective. To this end, with the support of the Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction Programme, the Right to Food Team is undertaking several studies and developing tools for incorporating a Right to Food approach in cash transfer programmes, particularly in emergency situations.

In addition, the Right to Food Team is playing an important role in supporting the application of principles of good governance across all activities of the Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction Programme.

The programme is funded by
the European Union (EU),
and implemented by the
Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations



in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)