The right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, has the physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement.

– General Comment 12 (CESCR)

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Technical Dialogue on

10 Years of the Implementation of the
Right to Food Guidelines

3 July 2014 • Red Room, FAO

2014 marks ten years since the adoption by consensus of the “Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security” in 2004. The next 41st Session of the CFS in October 2014 will allow for discussions reviewing the last 10 years of progress made in implementing the Right to Food Guidelines.

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