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148 groups worldwide urge UN to sever partnership with World Economic Forum

May 2020

A total of 148 organizations from 28 countries issued a statement calling for the revocation of the 2019 Strategic Partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the World Economic Forum (WEF). Initiated by PCFS, the statement expresses that the partnership with the WEF will exploit the 2021 World Food Systems Summit to streamline neoliberal globalization.

The statement’s signatories include five global formations, two international organizations, eight regional networks, 102 national organizations, and 31 local groups. It was sent to concerned UN offices such as the Committee on World Food Security and officials including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Michael Fakhri.

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