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Olivier De Schutter

Olivier De Schutter

Olivier De Schutter is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. He was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council in May 2020 and is part of the Special Procedures, the Council's independent fact-finding and monitoring experts that address either specific country situations or thematic issues in all parts of the world.

Articles by this author

 

A Welfare System Built to Exclude Will Never Reduce Poverty in the US

To fix its broken welfare system, the U.S. must move away from its fixation on fraud, exclusions by design, and the stigmatization of people in poverty.

Olivier De Schutter ·


The Wrong Conversation about Trump’s Tariffs

The  just passed Farm Bill awarded millions of dollars to wealthy agribusiness and factory farms

Susan H. Bragdon ·


In a World Hungry for Biofuels, Food Security Must Come First

Growing crops for food and fuel together can work but farmers and policymakers must prioritise hungry people and think local

Olivier De Schutter ·



The New Green Revolution: How Twenty-First-Century Science Can Feed the World

Countries can and must reorient their agricultural systems toward modes of production that are not only highly productive, but also highly sustainable.

Olivier De Schutter ·

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