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01.12.2011

El Consejo Centroamericano de Procuradores de Derechos Humanos (CCPDH) aprueba Resolución sobre el Derecho a la Alimentación

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29 Noviembre de 2011, San Salvador – En el marco de la XLV Reunión del Consejo Centroamericano de Procuradores de Derechos Humanos (CCPDH), llevada a cabo los días 29 y 30 de Noviembre de 2011 en San Salvador, El Salvador, fue aprobada una Resolución sobre el Derecho a la Alimentación mediante la cual las Defensorías, Instituciones Ombudsman y Procuradurías de Panamá, Costa Rica, Belice, Nicaragua y El Salvador manifestaron la necesidad de hacer efectivo el derecho a la alimentación mediante acciones concretas tanto a nivel nacional como a nivel regional.

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18.10.2011

CARICOM Food and Nutrition Security Action Plan Approved

A newly formulated Action Plan for Food and Nutrition Security in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
18th October 2011, Barbados – At the 38th special meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM, a Regional Food and Nutrition Security Action Plan was approved. The Action Plan is to implement the 2010 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy.

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13.10.2011

Right to Food – Making it Happen.
Progress and Lessons Learned through Implementation

FAO is proud to share with you its recent publication “Right to Food – Making it Happen”. The Right to Food Forum, held at FAO headquarters in October 2008, created a momentum for a strengthened commitment towards implementing the right to food. “Right to Food – Making it Happen” presents the results of the Forum as well as lessons learned with country-specific implementation beyond this event. It offers valuable insights and practical guidance on how to put the human right to food into practice through human rights-based development efforts.

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05.08.2011

Online Consultation on the CARICOM Regional Food and Nutrition Security Action Plan (RNSAP)

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), assisted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has recently adopted a Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy to ensure safe, adequate, nutritious and affordable food for the region’s inhabitants, from a human rights-based approach.
Currently, a Regional Food and Nutrition Security Action Plan is being developed in order to implement the recently adopted Policy.

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26.07.2011

CFS consultation on the Global Strategic Framework

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is launching a global and inclusive online consultation to gather feedback for the preparation of its Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF).
The consultation is open to all interested stakeholders and will be open from the 26th of July to the 15th of October.

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20.06.2011

Expert consultation on the implementation of the right to food:
experiences from Latin America & the Caribbean

On June 9 and 10, 2011, an expert consultation on the right to food in Latin America and the Caribbean was held in Bogotá jointly organized by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). In all, around 50 food experts, parliamentarians and policy-makers from the region discussed on the progress made and the challenges ahead in the realization of the right to adequate food for all.

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30.05.2011

Supreme Court of Nepal ruling on the Right to Food

In April 2011 the Supreme Court of Nepal published a key decision regarding the right to food in the country. Included in the Interim Constitution of 2007 and clarified by a Supreme Court interim order in September of 2008, the right of everyone to adequate food has been reinforced by this decision and some vital specifications have been made. Aside from the availability of food, the Court puts emphasis on the role of the authorities in ensuring that food is accessible and affordable for the people. This is a significant step forward taken to ensure the respect, protection and fulfilment of the right to food.

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11.04.2011

Bali Side Event on "Realizing the Right to Food: Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Nutrition Security"

A Multi-stakeholder side event on “Realizing The Right to Food: Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Nutrition Security” took place at the Bali International Convention Centre in Bali, Indonesia on 15 March 2011, during the Fourth Regular Session of Governing Body (GB4) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA).

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25.03.2011

EXIGIBILIDADE: Mechanisms to claim the human right to adequate food in Brazil

The Exigibilidade study is an advocacy tool which provides practical examples on how to implement the right to food at country level. The study underlines the very important role of the civil society in creating mechanisms to make the state accountable for violations of the right to adequate food. In Brazil, important institutional advances towards the development of instruments to claim, investigate and monitor the realization of the right to food have been set up.

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24.02.2011Constitutional and Legal Protection of the Right to Food around the World

This study reviews the legal protection of the right to food at national level, through constitutional provisions, national legislation and the direct applicability of international law. A comprehensive review of all the constitutions of the world found that the right to food is constitutionally protected in at least 106 countries.
In these countries, individuals can claim the right to food in front of their national courts.

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