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13.10.2017CFS44 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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11.10.2017CFS44 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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09.10.2017CFS44 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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03.07.2017The Right to Food at the centre of the Second Conference against Hunger organized by Madrid Municipality

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. 

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21.06.2017Communicate to promote progresses on the right to adequate food in Togo

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.

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17.11.2016Towards the constitutionalization of the right to adequate food in Burkina Faso

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.

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14.11.2016Workshop on the right to food for Parliamentarians of Togo

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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28.10.2016The updated version of the Right to Food Timeline is online!

The Timeline highlights national, regional and global milestones for the realization of the right to adequate food as well as other substantive contributions to the implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines. In addition to theglobal milestones and national constitutions explicitly protecting the right to adequate food, regional milestones are now also displayed.

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25.08.2016Legislators promote the right to adequate food and food security and nutrition in Costa Rica

The Framework Law on the human right to adequate food and food security and nutrition was presented in August to the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica. The Law explicitly recognizes the right to adequate food in the country and establishes the food security and nutrition as a legal right. It also states the government’s obligations to create the necessary conditions to exercise this human right and guarantee food security for all through measurable targets.

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01.08.2016Bangladesh and Nepal exchange experiences

FAO support in Nepal continues to be instrumental in assisting the Government-led efforts in the implementation of the right to adequate food. Through the project financially supported by Norway "Integrating the Right to Adequate Food and Good Governance in National Policies, Legislation and Institutions” started in 2011, FAO role has been fundamental in the constitution-making process since the beginning, through technical input, advocacy and awareness raising.

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