2014 // Right to Food Guidelines +10

2014 marks ten years since the adoption by consensus of the “Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security” (Right to Food Guidelines) in 2004. The next 41st Session of the CFS in October 2014 will allow for discussions reviewing the last 10 years of progress made in implementing the Right to Food Guidelines. 

To mark this important milestone, and with a view to lay down a renewed impetus for further work on the right to food, FAO is conducting a series of activities aiming at raising awareness of the Guidelines and the right to food, highlight the achievements and gaps in its implementation and reaffirm the commitment to implement them.

Among the different activities:

7 Thematic Studies

on important issues guided by the content of the Right to Food Guidelines.

Synthesis Report

capturing the main findings of the Studies for the CFS. [ DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT ]

Technical Dialogue on
10 Years of the Implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines

3 July 2014, FAO

aiming at determining how to better focus the background provided by FAO for the multi-stakeholder retrospective review, in order to give a comprehensive but concise overview of the 10 years achievements, the challenges and the key lessons learned.

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CFS41 Side Event
"Right to Food Justiciability in Perspective"

14 October 2014, FAO

aims at stimulating the discussions on the advances on the justiciability of the right to food, taking into account existing national and regional contexts.

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Watch video interviews with members of the panel of the Technical Dialogue:

Ms Hilal Elver, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

Ms Smita Narula, Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at NYU School of Law