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.

It is also worthwhile mentioning the recent joining of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA) of La Paz to the Right to Food Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean, an academic network created in February 2011 with the support of the Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative and the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Observatory wishes to facilitate the discussion about different right approaches, its effectiveness in national legislations and the impact of these on the protection of right to food within a regional situation. Likewise, it intends to foster research among academicians and students and so become an important dissemination and information systematization center on this human right for law students, university teachers, lawyers, judges, public officers and the public in general.

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