The Right to Food

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Events - 02.11.2018

FAO urges parliamentarians from all over the world to place food security and nutrition at the top of the political agenda.

Events - 18.10.2018

The meeting was organized by FAO to take stock of the use and application of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Right to Food.

Events - 15.10.2018

The event explored the critical role that aquatic ecosystems plays in global food security and nutrition.

Events - 13.10.2017

This side event, organized by FAO, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the IPC Fisheries Working Group and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), explored the linkages between small-scale fisheries and relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the realization of the right to food.

Events - 11.10.2017

This side event, jointly organized by the Ministry of Social Development of Brazil, the National Council on Food and Nutrition Security of Brazil (CONSEA), the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, aimed at raising awareness, sharing experiences and discussing the challenges involved in the development of national governance systems that help promoting the right to adequate food.

Events - 09.10.2017

This side event, organized by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), FAO and the Parliamentary Front against Hunger from Latin America and the Caribbean (PFH-LAC), allowed to exchange information and valuable lessons learned on parliamentarian initiatives to strengthen food security and nutrition.

News - 03.07.2017

The Second Conference against Hunger, organized at local level, was held on 1 June 2017 in Madrid at the Cibeles Centre for Culture and Citizenship with the participation of prominent political leaders, such as the Mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, who highlighted in the course of the event the importance of evaluating policies to achieve an effective realization of the economic and social rights, including the right to adequate food. 

On the ground - 21.06.2017

On 17 and 18 May 2017, around 50 journalists from public and private institutions met in Lomé for the Constitutive General Assembly of a Network of Togolese Journalists empowered on right to food issues. Upon completion of the event, the National Network of Journalists on the right to adequate food had been established.

News - 17.11.2016

A mission to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, was conducted by FAO from 7 to 11 November 2016 upon the request of the national authorities to explore the opportunity of supporting the integration of the right to adequate food in the Constitution of Burkina Faso, currently under review.

News - 14.11.2016

In collaboration with the government of Togo and with the aim to further support the country’s efforts in the progressive realization of the right to food, on 7 November 2016 FAO launched in Lomé a two-day workshop for Togolese Parliamentarians to exchange experiences on the development of a framework law on the right to food.

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