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20.11.2009

World Food Summit on Food Security 2009

The 2009 World Food Summit arrived to an end after three days of discussions in which a large variety of stakeholders addressed key issues for the realization of the right to food. While the Plenary Hall witnessed the statements of delegates and international organizations, the round tables were the occasion to debate crucial issues such as climate change, fair trade rules (particularly the Doha Round) and special measures to address global food governance, including the current reform of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). In the meanwhile, a side event of a wide array of Social Movements, NGOs and CSOs also took place.

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11.11.2009

The Right to Food at the centre of the World Food Week 2009
Expert Panel on “The Role of the Right to Food in Addressing the Global Food Crisis”

Following the launch of the Toolbox held on 15th October, the Expert Panel on “The Role of the Right to Food in Addressing the Global Food Crisis” brought together the views of economists, policy makers, human rights experts and academia to discuss about the most important issues and challenges of the current food crisis. Chaired by the Assistant Director-General of the Economic and Social Development, Mr Hafez Ghanem, the panellists answered specific questions regarding the role of human rights in addressing hunger.

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11.11.2009

The Right to Food at the centre of the World Food Week 2009
The Launch of the Right to Food Toolbox

The 2009 World Food Week hosted two important events in which the right to food was at the centre of the discussions relating the current crisis. On October 15th, Mr. Jacques Diouf, Director General of FAO, Mr. Hafez Ghanem, Assistant Director-General of the Economic and Social Department and Ms. Barbara Ekwall, team leader of the right to food, launched the Right to Food Methodological Toolbox: a practical publication containing six volumes covering a wide range of topics such as assessment, legislation, education, budgeting and monitoring in order to implement the right to adequate food at national level.

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23.10.2009

“Toolbox” to aid in promoting right to food

Five-volume set provides governments and civil society with "how-to" guidelines.
23 October 2009, Rome – FAO has published a "methodological toolbox" on the right to food, designed to provide countries, institutions civil society and other stakeholders with a series of effective instruments they can use to assert the right to adequate food as a basic human right.

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