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Background paper / Reforming the Global Food and Agriculture System: Towards a Questioning Agenda for the New Manifesto

By Erik Millstone, John Thompson, Sally Brooks

In the face of the pressing challenges posed by hunger, malnutrition and the vulnerability of our food system, it is imperative that radical reforms to the food system are articulated and implemented.

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Background paper / Silver Bullets, Grand Challenges and the New Philanthropy

By Sally Brooks, Melissa Leach, Henry Lucas, Erik Millstone

Whether generic ‘silver bullet’ solutions can address complex development problems has been debated for many years.

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UN Resolution on the Use of S&T for Human Rights and Freedoms

On 10 March 1986 the UN Commission on Human Rights adopted Resolution 1986/9, entitled ‘Use of Scientific and Technological Developments for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms’, inviting “the United Nations University, in co-operation with other interested academic and research institutions, to study both the positive and the negative impacts of scientific and technological developments on human rights and fundamental freedoms.” (UN Resolution, cited in Weeramantry, 1990: Appendix 1)

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