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06.04.2015

Presentation of the book “Right to food: theoretical and practical approaches for discussion”

The book Right to food: theoretical and practical approaches for discussion edited by Olga Cecilia Restrepo-Yepes and Cesar Augusto Molina Saldarriaga and written by the Observatory of the Right to Food in Latin America and the Caribbean (ODA-ALC), compile a series of articles stemming from the first call for research of the Observatory carried out in 2011. The chosen studies were written in light of the Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative 2025 and were financed and technically supported by FAO, the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) and by the selected universities.

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30.03.2015

28th Regular Session Human Rights Council

During the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council (1–28 March 2015) a lot of issues and debates related to the right to food had been discussed.  In particular, OHCHR invited FAO to join the Annual Discussions on Climate Change, on a special panel aimed at linking climate change and impacts on the right to food. While, the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Ms. Hilal Elver, presented her first annual report, focused on the legal obstacles faced in the achievement of the right to food, as well as examples on good practices as a means of encouraging States to develop judicial remedies in accordance with the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

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20.03.2015

Launch of "Advances and obstacles in the implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines – The case of El Salvador"

On March 4th, the FAO office in El Salvador and its counterpart, CONASAN, organized a National Forum on the right to food that provided an opportunity for the country, based on an inter-institutional outlook and a State vision, to gather a wide range of institutions which have been contributing to this human right and saw the need for coordination to further improve. The Forum provided the opportunity to launch "Advances and obstacles in the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security – The case of El Salvador", which systematize and communicate advances and challenges of the State related to the substantive application of the Right to Food Guidelines in light of the retrospective process for the tenth anniversary and the 41st session of the Committee on World Food Security.

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23.02.2015

Bolivia approves a School Feeding Law, an important step towards the fulfillment of the human right to adequate food

As part of its strategy to achieve food sovereignty, the government of Bolivia approves a new law to regulate complimentary school meals and to foster a social economy by means of produces purchased from local producers.
Law No 622 on School Feeding in the Framework of Food Sovereignty and Plural Economy, approved by the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, aims to contribute to educational performance and promote the permanence of students in the educational entities of the Plurinational Education System, through a safe, opportune and culturally appropriated diet. 

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10.12.2014

Human Rights Day: Consolidating the Right to Food history

As 2014 marks a decade since the adoption of the Right to Food Guidelines, FAO has taken advantage of the opportunity to lead a series of activities to raise awareness of the Guidelines and the right to adequate food, highlight the achievements and gaps in their implementation and reaffirm the commitment to implement them. In concluding this year of activities and to mark Human Rights Day, the FAO Right to Food Team is launching two important elements: 7 Thematic Studies as well as the Right to Food Timeline.

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27.11.2014

Postage stamps "For the Right to Food" in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Postal Institute launched an issuance of postage stamps under the motto "For the Right to Food" at the Mirador de Santo Domingo Cultural Centre, on the occasion of the World Food Day. The stamps were presented during the prize awarding ceremony to the young winners of the National Contest of Drawings for Illustrating Stamps for the Right to Food, organized by the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic.

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21.10.2014

CFS 41: Reaffirming the importance of the Right to Food Guidelines

The 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”.

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10.10.2014

Review of the legislative framework and jurisprudence concerning the right to adequate food in Nepal

The FAO Right to Food Team, in collaboration with the FAO Development Law Branch and Office in Nepal, is pleased to announce the launch of the Review of the legislative framework and jurisprudence concerning the right to adequate food in Nepal. The review discusses overarching aspects of Nepalese law and jurisprudence dealing with this human right. It provides a critical assessment of constitutional as well as legislative provisions and offers a thorough analysis of Supreme Court jurisprudence pertaining to the right to food. In addition to judicial remedy, the review also covers non-judicial means of remedy against the violation of food rights. Finally, the review also offers a set of concrete recommendations, touching upon a wide range of aspects of the human right to adequate food.

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15.09.2014

Draft Law on Food Sovereignty and Food Security and Nutrition for the Right to Food approved by the Chamber of Deputies in the Dominican Republic

On 10 September 2014 the Dominican Chamber of Deputies approved by unanimity the Draft Law on Food Sovereignty and Food Security and Nutrition for the Right to Food. (Iniciativa No.04976-2010-2016-CD - “Proyecto de ley sobre Soberanía y Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional por el derecho a la alimentación”.)

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18.07.2014

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

In the context of a communication and advocacy campaign carried out by FAO to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the adoption 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), a Technical Dialogue on the 10 year Retrospective of the Implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines was organized on 3 July 2014 at FAO premises in Rome.

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