Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

Legal Rights and Challenges to Execute ‘Zero Hunger’ Within the Vulnerable Children in The Era Of COVID-19

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316255,
        author={Nurul Hidayat binti Ab Rahman},
        title={Legal Rights and Challenges to Execute ‘Zero Hunger’ Within the Vulnerable Children in The Era Of COVID-19},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={child law; human’s rights; sustainable development goals 2030; vulnerable children; zero hunger},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316255}
    }
    
  • Nurul Hidayat binti Ab Rahman
    Year: 2022
    Legal Rights and Challenges to Execute ‘Zero Hunger’ Within the Vulnerable Children in The Era Of COVID-19
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316255
Nurul Hidayat binti Ab Rahman1,*
  • 1: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
*Contact email: nhidayat@ukm.edu.my

Abstract

Zero hunger’ is a world’s pledge to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has hijacked the mission, whereby many economic activities ceased due to the virus’s outbreak. The situation has severely affected people’s living standards and enhanced extreme poverty, starvation, malnutrition and other health problems, especially among vulnerable children. The primary purpose of this paper is to explain ‘zero hunger’ as a fundamental legal right and identify challenges in executing this goal during the pandemic era. By using a traditional methodology of legal research, this paper finds that the epidemic has established few challenges that decelerated the progress to achieve the SDGs 2030, specifically ‘zero hunger’. This paper concludes that SDG 2 is an important goal to be fulfilled within vulnerable children to ensure their survival. Thus, the paper proposes that food assistance and humanitarian relief need to be provided by all means. Similarly, prompt measures to ensure food supply chains also need to be maintained as the pandemic has caused a massive impact on food and agricultural production. Ultimately, every government must adhere to the SDGs 2030, especially during this challenging time.