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).

CFS41The 41st session of the Committee on Food Security (CFS) provided the opportunity for some Member Countries (El Salvador, India and Jordan) to share their national experiences in implementing the Right to Food Guidelines, and for all CFS Member Countries, to reaffirm their commitment to implement the Right to Food Guidelines and strive for the realization of the right to adequate food of all in the years to come through the consensually adopted Decision Box “Right to Food – Ten Year Perspective”.

To celebrate this important year, and with a view to lay down a renewed impetus for further work on the right to food, FAO conducts 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.

The Right to Food: Past commitment, current obligation,
further action for the future

A Ten-Year Retrospective on the Right to Food Guidelines

A Synthesis Report capturing the main findings of the Studies for the CFS.

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 Panels:

Interview with Ms Hilal Elver on her first official appearance as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

During the FAO event "Technical Dialogue on 10 Years of the Implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines".
3 July 2014 – FAO, Rome

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

During the FAO event "Technical Dialogue on 10 Years of the Implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines".
3 July 2014 – FAO, Rome

Interview with Ms Rea Abada Chiongson, Gender Specialist at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

During the CFS41 Side Event "Right to Food Justiciability in Perspective".
14 October 2014 – FAO, Rome

Interviews with Ms Olga Cecilia Restrepo Yepes, Member of the Technical Secretariat of the Observatory of the Right to Food in Latin America and the Caribbean (ODA-ALC)

During the CFS41 Side Event "Right to Food Justiciability in Perspective".
14 October 2014 – FAO, Rome

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Interview with Mr Juan Carlos García y Cebolla, Right to Food Team Leader, about the lessons learned and the way forward on the implementation of the right to food, in the context of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Right to Food Guidelines.