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01.04.2016

Launch of IFSN Report and International Workshop on the right to food

The global report “RIGHT ON! A Synthesis Report on Right to Adequate Food across Asia, Africa and the Americas” has been launched during a two-day event organized in Rome by the International Food Security Network (IFSN) on 30 and 31 March 2016.

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25.03.2016

The impact of gender policy process on the right to food: the case of Cambodia: validation workshop

A validation workshop was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 22 March 2016 with the aim of reviewing and validating the results of the FAO study “The impact of gender policy process on the right to food: the case of Cambodia”, while at the same time opening a discussion on the Right to Food and its applicability in the Cambodian context, offering examples from other countries where such approach is progressing.

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22.03.2016

Research Center on World Food Governance

Oviedo, Spain – On 1st February 2016, the University of Oviedo in Spain established a Research Center on World Food Governance. The Research Center contributes to gathering and making accessible information pertaining to the physical and economic access to adequate and sufficient food as well as promoting and facilitating access to knowledge and tools on food and nutrition security policy interventions.

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25.11.2015

South Asian Dialogue on the Right to Food successfully concluded in Dhaka

Dhaka – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with Oxfam, concluded today the South Asian Dialogue on the Right to Food, an event jointly organized which called for the participation of a multistakeholders platform with members from government, national Right to Food networks of civil society organizations and movements, academia and think tanks, Oxfam and FAO, from four countries in the region India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. FAO and Oxfam say it will promote an emerging right to food community of practice for improved food security in South Asia.

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31.08.2015

Bolivia developed the National Programme on Complementary School Feeding 2015–2020 to implement food sovereignty and Living Well (Vivir Bien)

The new Law on School Feeding of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, adopted in December 2014, aims to ensure the human right to adequate food, to strengthen the development of local production and increase school attendance rates. The Law n. 622 represents a step forward in the development of food sovereignty and the Living Well (Vivir Bien).

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28.08.2015

The South Asia Right to Food Conference ends with the elaboration of Dhaka Declaration

More than 2000 participants (from the governments, civil society, NGOs and International organizations) six countries from South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar and Bhutan) were gathered from May 30th till June 1st 2015 for the first South Asia right to food conference, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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26.06.2015

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

Now also available in Nepalese.
[10.10.2014] 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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15.06.2015

Draft Law on Right to Food to be discussed at the Mexican Senate

The motion was previously approved by unanimity in the
Chambers of Deputy

After being approved by unanimity, with 363 votes in favor, no votes against and no abstentions; the “Draft Law on the Right to Adequate Food” has been sent to the upper chamber to be discussed in coming months. The draft became the first bill of national scope in this matter approved by a legislative branch in Mexico, an important step towards the regulation of the right to adequate food, enshrined in the Constitution since 2012.

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11.06.2015

Briefs on the right to food in Guatemala and Nicaragua

Caritas Guatemala and Caritas Nicaragua presented in Managua and Guatemala City a study on the implementation 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 both countries. Also in Guatemala, the Social Collective for the Right to Food published its Alternative brief on the right to food in Guatemala, published annually since it started its activities in 2007.

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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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