This report exposes the rising threat of Multistakeholder Institutions and increasing corporate influence over the governance of food systems via the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS).
At its core, the UNFSS is geared toward moving from multilateralism – involving processes and decision making led by States – to multistakeholderism – a practice of governance that brings multiple stakeholders including corporations, corporate platforms, business associations, donors, academics and civil society actors together to formulate and implement responses to jointly perceived problems.
Multistakeholderism allows powerful transnational corporations, their platforms and associations to direct international and national policy making, financing, narratives, and governance, while promoting corporate friendly, false solutions to food systems in crisis.
In this report we investigate some of the networks of Multistakeholder Institutions influencing the UNFSS, and how they are driven by corporate sector interests.
Published by: the Liaison Group of the People’s Autonomous Response to the UN Food Systems Summit. Research and writing by: Kirtana Chandrasekaran, Shalmali Guttal, Madhuresh Kumar, Laura Langner, and Mary Ann Manahan
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