The Right to Food

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Fact sheet, 2021

The General Assembly has recognized the negative impact of climate change on food security. 80 per cent of disasters in recent years have been climate change-related extreme weather events, which have severely hit food insecure countries.

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Consumer organizations represent the interests and concerns of consumers. They empower and increase consumers’ understanding of their rights, including the right to adequate food. Consumers have a key role in changing our agri-food systems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Michael Fakhri, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, underlined in this video message, delivered ahead of side event CFS 47, the linkages between environment, people´s rights and government.

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During the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), panelists approached the topic of the right to food with a focus on the people currently hardest hit by COVID 19 from different perspectives.

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Food is a human right, and it depends on plant health.

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Food is a basic human right. Our challenge is to ensure the right to food for everyone, everywhere. Plants are part of the solution. They are critical for the ongoing access to sufficient, affordable, safe and nutritious food for us all to live active and healthy lives. Governments and stakeholders can take action to empower the most vulnerable and protect plant health.

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Brief, 2020.
This brief explains the linkages between the Right to Food Guidelines and the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable SmallScale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines), two policy instruments that have similar roots and objectives. It analyses areas that provide major opportunities for synergies in their implementation, particularly in certain areas. This document also presents three cases at country level and recommends actions addressed to different actors. 

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Keywords: Policy

This video offers a highlight of the Committee on World Food Security and its work promoting policy convergence and coherence on global food security and nutrition.

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