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.

The Technical Dialogue saw the participation of almost 200 people and provided an important opportunity to look back at the progress made over the last ten years and discuss the gaps and challenges still ahead in the implementation of the right to food. The ideas and outcomes put forth represent an important contribution to the 10 Year Retrospective process leading up to the 41st session of the CFS.

The event, moderated by Ms Zeinab Badawi, BBC journalist and presenter, was chaired by Mr Jomo Sundaram, FAO Assistant Director-General (Coordinator for Economic and Social Development). The Dialogue saw the first official appearance of Ms Hilal Elver appointed in May 2014 as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, and the participation of Ms Smita Narula, Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at NYU School of Law.

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Watch video interviews with members of the panel of the Technical Dialogue:

Ms Hilal Elver, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

Ms Smita Narula, Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at NYU School of Law

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