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The Right to Food Timeline

The Right to Food Timeline highlights global, regional and national milestones that contributed to the realization of the right to adequate food. While the 2004 adoption of the Right to Food Guidelines provides a reference point, the story of the right to adequate food goes well beyond this important event.

Navigate the Timeline and have a look at milestones from that story!

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Global milestones are instruments, initiatives and events that have happened at global level, with a broad range of actors and that have contributed to the promotion and realization of the right to adequate food (see methodology for more information).

The milestones are available in English, French and Spanish.
For more information on the milestones please contact us at righttofood@fao.org

Last updated on 16.10.2016

Right to Food Guidelines

Right to Food Guidelines

Voluntary Guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of the national food security

Adopted by the 127th Session of the FAO Council, November 2004

The objective of the Voluntary Guidelines is to provide practical guidance to States in their implementation of the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security, in order to achieve the goals of the World Food Summit Plan of Action. They provide an additional instrument to combat hunger and poverty and to accelerate attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. The Voluntary Guidelines represent the first attempt by governments to interpret an economic, social and cultural right and to recommend actions to be undertaken for its realization. Moreover, they represent a step towards integrating human rights into the work of agencies dealing with food and agriculture.

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