Over 90 million people across the EU live at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Yet the Union's current action plan doesn't come near to the pledge of ‘no poverty’ made at the United Nations, writes Olivier De Schutter.
Imagine what could be achieved if just a portion of the money spent on military expenditures were pooled into a global fund, and redirected towards ending hunger and massively investing in public health systems.
The pandemic has uncovered unpalatable truths about global injustices and inequalities. We are challenged to see health as a universal common good, not a benefit that can be cultivated for a privileged few.