“In a world overflowing with riches, it is an outrageous scandal that more than 1 billion people suffer from hunger and malnutrition and that every year over 6 million children die of starvation and related causes. We must take urgent action now.” — Jean Ziegler, January 2010
Jean Ziegler is the Vice-President of the UN Human Rights Council’s Advisory Committee, working as an expert on economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to food. During the period 2000-2008, Jean Ziegler was the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.
This website provides insight into the current and past work of Jean Ziegler related to the right to food, offers information on human rights law developments concerning the right to food and other economic and social rights, and serves as a platform for other relevant news and information.