Areas of Engagement


By Stefano Prato and Nicola Bullard

The event featured Club de Madrid member, Danilo Türk, former president of Slovenia, and Enrique Iglesias, former Secretary General of the Inter-American Development Bank and honorary member of the Club de Madrid.

Read the Club de Madrid's report of the event

Volume 57.2 of Development - the quarterly journal of the Society for International Development - was produced in the lead-up to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)* and explores the relationship between nutrition, food security and sustainable agriculture.

Nutrition is considered a technical matter by most. Indeed, the conference negotiations attempted to de-root nutrition from its intimate relations with the nature of food systems as well as its broader social, economic and political determinants. In contrast, nutrition is a profoundly political issue not only for its deep implications on people’s rights, livelihoods and health, but also because of the consequences that choosing among alternative paths to nutrition may have on the nature and pattern of globalization.

The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) took place at FAO headquarters in Rome last week. Jointly organised by FAO and WHO, the conference brought together some 2200 participants, including member states delegations, representatives from relevant UN agencies, as well as researchers, farmer organisations, private sector and civil society.

The EAC Treaty emphasizes economic co-operation and development with a strong focus on the social dimension. The co-operation and integration identified by EAC incorporates: Customs Union; Common Market; Monetary Union; and ultimately a Political Federation.