The AAHM (formerly known as the International Alliance Against Hunger) was founded in October 2003, as an outcome of the World Food Summit: five years later.
It brings together the Rome-based UN Food and Agriculture Agencies (FAO, IFAD and WFP), and Bioversity International, as well as a number of leading international NGOs and civil society organizations.
The main function of AAHM is to serve as a vehicle for joint advocacy at international and national levels towards a world free from hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The AAHM has been successful in nurturing the emergence of National Alliances Against Hunger and Malnutrition (NAAHM) in about 40 countries, both developed and developing and steps are being taken to bring National Alliances together in Regional Alliances to advocate with a stronger voice.
The right to food is one of the main pillars of the work of the AAHM and its partners.
National Alliances are perfectly positioned to assist in the implementation of the right to food in their respective countries in that they offer a neutral space for different stakeholders (including governments, civil society organizations and the private sector amongst others) committed to the fight against hunger and malnutrition to dialogue on the most effective programmes and policies to achieve national food and nutrition security. National Alliances therefore operate as frameworks of collaboration and function to catalyze and mainstream specific food and nutrition security programmes and policies, including the right to food.
The project is working together with the AAHM to support the creation and strengthening of regional alliances in Africa, Asia and Arab countries.