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)


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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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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New languages available for the Right to Food Methodological Toolbox and the Right to Food Handbooks


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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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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