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)


CFS41: Reaffirming the importance of the
Right to Food Guidelines

21 October 2014

The 41st session of the Committee on Food Security (CFS) provided the opportunity for some Member Countries (El Salvador, India and Jordan) to share their national experiences in implementing the Right to Food Guidelines, and for all CFS Member Countries, to reaffirm their commitment to implement the Right to Food Guidelines and strive for the realization of the right to adequate food of all in the years to come through the consensually adopted Decision Box “Right to Food – Ten Year Perspective”.

To know more about FAO's activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary since the adoption by consensus of the Right to Food Guidelines, click here

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