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23.02.2015Bolivia 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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10.12.2014Human 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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27.11.2014Postage 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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21.10.2014CFS 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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16.10.2014Right 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). 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.

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15.10.2014Right to Food Guidelines +10. Art Exhibition

In the context of the celebration of the Ten-Year Retrospective on the Right to Food Guidelines, FAO is pleased to present an art exhibition organized in collaboration with the Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA). Talented young students from the RUFA contribute to raising awareness on the right to food and its different dimensions through the realization of works of art made using various art techniques. The exhibition features three artistic fields: photography, fashion design and engraving.

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14.10.2014Right to Food Justiciability in Perspective

The side event “Right to Food Justiciability in Perspective” aims at stimulating the discussions on the advances on the justiciability of the right to food, taking into account existing national and regional contexts. It will be addressed to CFS members and partners, and to any interested stakeholders.

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15.09.2014Draft 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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18.07.2014Technical 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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17.07.2014New UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food appointed

In May 2014 the Human Right Council appointed Ms Hilal Elver as the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food (UNSR). Ms Elver, who assumed her functions on 2 June 2014, is a Research Professor, and co-director of the Project on Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy housed at the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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