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18.07.2014

Technical 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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17.07.2014

New 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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15.07.2014

New 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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24.03.2014

Launch 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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21.03.2014

Towards the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Right to Food Guidelines

Dear Right to Food Supporters, 2014 marks ten years since 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) in 2004. In its 39th session held in October 2012, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) called for a session in 2014, to review a 10 Years Retrospective of the Implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines (CFS 39 Item VIII, para 21d).

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04.03.2014

Bolivia – Interview to Senator Poma on the right to food and joining of the Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA) to the ODA-ALC

A very interesting interview to the Bolivian Senator Martha Poma was realized by the FAO Office in Bolivia on 14 January 2014. In the interview, currently available on the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger website, Senator Poma talks about the importance and relevance for the realization of the right to food of the Forum of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also highlights the growing participation and dialogue in the region on legislative processes linked to the right to food and new goals and challenges ahead for its implementation.

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03.03.2014

El Salvador – Launch of the Right to Food Awareness Campaign

On 20 November 2013 the FAO Office in El Salvador launched the Right to food awareness campaign and its linkages with Food Security and Nutrition, created together with the Association of Participatory Radio and Programmes of El Salvador (ARPAS), with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) of El Salvador.

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26.02.2014

The ECOWAS Zero Hunger Initiative goes live

Accra, 24 February 2014 – The ECOWAS Zero Hunger Initiative has started its activities during its inception workshop in Accra, Ghana. The Initiative is a commitment of ECOWAS and its government and non-government partners in working towards a Hunger-free West Africa, by building on existing policies and programmes, increasing stakeholder engagement and amplifying the current political commitment in the region.

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24.02.2014

Inception Workshop of the ECOWAS Zero Hunger Initiative

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has launched a Zero Hunger Initiative to promote the eradication of hunger until 2025. This bold political commitment was stimulated by the UN Secretary General’s Zero Hunger Challenge that proclaims that “hunger can be eliminated in our lifetimes” and the subsequent declaration by African Union Heads of States and Governments, with the assistance of FAO and the Lula Institute. FAO’s regional office in Africa and the Right to Food Team in FAO HQ support ECOWAS to move from this bold political statement to tangible action on the ground.

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12.02.2014

Strengthening the capacity to apply the Right to Food in Central America

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The first Train-the-Trainers workshop that took place in Guatemala from the 30 September to 4 October 2013, aimed to leave installed a training capacity in Central America for continued right-to-food training activities among different actors by the central americans themselves.

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