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For the rights of the poor

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06 August 2021
The rights of the poor must be fully included in the agenda of national leaders, in order to ensure the participation of producers and consumers — women in particular — in policymaking and implementation at the local levels. This was the appeal launched by Caritas Internationalis for the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit. In a communique’ released in view of the Pre-Summit, the confederation of the Catholic charitable organizations of 160 countries expressed the hope that the meeting in Rome would not be a missed opportunity but would instead contribute to ensure “a durable transformation of food systems”, more necessary now that the pandemic has aggravated pre-existing inequalities in access to food. Starting from the conviction that it is a basic human right, Caritas Internationalis explained that food security cannot be ensured, and food ...

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