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15 Jun 2016
La aprobación por la Cámara de Diputados de República Dominicana de la nueva Ley de Soberanía y Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional es un paso fundamental hacia la erradicación del hambre y la malnutrición en dicho país, señaló hoy la FAO. La ley fue declarada de urgencia y aprobada el 8 de junio, creando el Sistema Nacional para la Soberanía y Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional. Este sistema facilitará el diseño e implementación de todas las políticas, programas y proyectos de soberanía y seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en el país, siguiendo un enfoque de derechos.
26 May 2016
Senator Guido Girard Lavín presented the new law about food labelling of Chile in FAO Headquarters; this law will come into force in June, after a process started ten years ago and after an intense negotiation with the food industry. He affirmed that "The right to know is fundamental so that people could know what they eat and take informed decisions in order to reach a healthy diet ".  The Food Labelling Law comes in a moment of great impulse for the concept of Nutrition worldwide. The General Assembly of the United Nations declared the “Nutrition Decade” last 1st April,...
09 May 2016
The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have acknowledged the need to respect, protect and fulfil the fundamental human right to food and optimal nutrition in Africa. During extensive deliberations at the Second Ordinary Session of the Fourth Parliament, the Parliamentarians agreed to establish a Pan-African Parliamentary Alliance for Food and Nutrition Security.  Recognizing their role as custodians of political commitments, the Parliamentarians have agreed to work with FAO to ensure food and nutrition security for all in the Continent. The President of the Pan-African Parliament, Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang in his...
18 Nov 2014
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today urged lawmakers from around the world meeting in Rome to play their part in transforming into positive results the commitments to provide healthier diets for all people which governments are expected to adopt at this week's global nutrition conference. The FAO Director-General was speaking at a meeting organized in Rome by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) which represents lawmakers from over 170 countries. Improving nutrition requires a collective effort. It requires well-designed laws that improve food systems, ensure healthy diets and strengthen school meals. It also requires adequate public budgets and it calls for...
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