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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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15.07.2014New languages available for the Right to Food Methodological Toolbox and the Right to Food Handbooks

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The Right to Food Team is pleased to announce the launch of two important tools aiming to provide countries and stakeholders with a series of effective instruments to further their knowledge on how to implement the right to food:

  • the Right to Food Methodological Toolbox in Spanish; and
  • the Right to Food Handbooks in English and French.
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03.07.2014Technical dialogue on the 10 year retrospective 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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24.03.2014Launch of the Right to Food Forum

Dear Right to Food Supporters, we are happy to announce the launching of the Right to Food Forum.
Hosted by FAO through its Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition, the Right to Food Forum is a new online platform aiming at facilitating open discussions on key issues related to the right to food.

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