SCVO and GCU present Human Rights and Poverty debate at The Gathering 2014

10 February 2014

SCVO and GCU partner on the MSc in Citizenship and Human Rights programme

SCVO and GCU partner on the MSc in Citizenship and Human Rights programme

Under international law, countries across the world have a duty to ensure they respect, protect and fulfil our human rights.

Despite this, hunger remains the top health risk in the world today. One in every eight people across the world do not eat enough to be healthy – that is 870 million people, most of whom are living in developing countries.

Join the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) at The Gathering 2014 for an informed and challenging debate exploring the role of human rights in tackling hunger, food security and poverty.

Looking ahead, the impact of climate change, competing priorities over land use and the strain that population growth is putting on natural resources all mean that food security is one of the biggest challenges we face.

The debate takes place at The Gathering on 19th February at the SECC in Glasgow. Register for the event.

The debate will be chaired by Peter Kelly, Director of The Poverty Alliance, and will feature Morag Gillespie, Senior Research Fellow at Glasgow Caledonian University, Ewan Gurr, Scotland Development Officer at The Trussell Trust, Mike Small, Director of Fife Diet, and David Lamb, Senior Food Marketing Consultant at Scotland’s Rural College. A closing summary will be provided by Duncan Wilson, Head of Strategy and Legal at the Scottish Human Rights Commission.

Join SCVO and Glasgow Caledonian University in our continuing series of thought-provoking human rights debates in conjunction with our work-based MSc Citizenship and Human Rights.

The Gathering is a free annual event, organised by SCVO, for the third sector.