The right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, has the physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement.

– General Comment 12 (CESCR)

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CFS44 side events on the right to adequate food – SDGs and small-scale fisheries: meeting commitments and realizing the right to adequate food

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.

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CFS44 side events on the right to adequate food – The role of food security and nutrition governance in promoting the right to food

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.

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CFS44 side events on the right to adequate food – Commitment and contribution of parliaments towards achievement of SDG2

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.

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