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10 Oct 2016
Building strong alliances among legislators across the world is vital to making headway on hunger eradication, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said on Monday, as he underscored the agency's continued support to fostering global exchanges between lawmakers. In her keynote address at today's event, Amal Abdulla Al Qubaisi, President and Speaker of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates said: "As parliamentarians we shoulder a particular responsibility - a responsibility to join hands with governments and nations to...
10 Oct 2016
The Parliamentary Front against Hunger of Ecuador (PFHE) met on Tuesday, 4th October in order to discuss various topics of their agenda. With the participation of around 40 legislative officials, a space for dialogue was created to share the status of the Draft School Feeding Law. On this occasion, the National Coordinator of the Front, Assemblyman Armando Aguilar presented the draft version of the Project and the contributions from the other participants were incorporated. Another issue discussed during this meeting was related to climate change. FAO Representation in Ecuador made a presentation on the influence of climate change on food...
16 Sep 2016
Last week, the National Congress of Honduras unanimously approved the School Feeding Law, which ensures that all the children attending public schools in the country will have access to healthy, safe and nutritious food. It is the latest sign of the importance that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are giving to school feeding as a key public and political tool in the fight against hunger and in the achievement of the right to food."Starting in early childhood, we can ensure that children in our region will have both access to healthy food and also awake minds" said Raul...
02 Sep 2016
Guadalupe Valdez, a prominent Dominican economist and former Congresswoman, has been named Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, in recognition of her contributions to the fulfilment of the right to food throughout the region. The Zero Hunger Challenge is a global initiative launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and aims to eradicate hunger worldwide. "My pledge to fight to eradicate hunger and malnutrition is a non-negotiable ethical commitment, not only to my country but to all peoples of the world," Guadalupe...
25 Aug 2016
The Parliamentarians, who gathered together in San José, Costa Rica, are working to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, and especially the Goal2 which aims at ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030. The first meeting of Mesoamerica's Parliamentary Fronts and Colombia will strengthen their cooperation, exchange experiences and define the priority areas of the legislative agendas of Mesoamerica and Colombia. During the meeting, the Parliamentary Fronts against Hunger of Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica,...
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