Right to food, achievements and challenges in food security
An interview with Nayda Medrano, Coordinator of the FAO project on the right to food in El Salvador, Jesús Guzmán, Adviser to the Chamber of Deputies in Mexico, and Juan Carlos García y Cebolla, Team Leader of the FAO Right to Food Team in Rome, guests on the TV program "Agenda Ciudadana", in El Salvador.
The three experts share experiences and lessons learned from El Salvador and Mexico on how each country has moved forward in contextually different, yet equally important ways towards the implementation of the right to food at country level.
11 December 2014 – FAO, Rome
[Video only in Spanish]
Nutrition dialogue ahead of upcoming ICN2 with Bolivian President Evo Morales
Evo Morales Ayma, current chairman of the Group of 77 and President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, urged an expansive reading of state's duties to guarantee food and nutrition during his visit to FAO. "Food (nutrition) is a human right and therefore an obligation of the states” he said. “Governments should guarantee a human right (to food), a collective right, for the community and for humanity”.
30 October 2014 – FAO, Rome
[Video only in Spanish]
Interviews with Ms Rea Abada Chiongson, Gender Specialist at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), and with Ms Olga Cecilia Restrepo Yepes, Member of the Technical Secretariat of the Observatory of the Right to Food in Latin America and the Caribbean (ODA-ALC).
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Interview with Mr Juan Carlos García y Cebolla, Right to Food Team Leader, about the lessons learned and the way forward on the implementation of the right to food, in the context of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Right to Food Guidelines.
Interview with Ms Hilal Elver on her first official appearance as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, and with Ms Smita Narula, Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at NYU School of Law, during the FAO event "Technical Dialogue on 10 Years of the Implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines".
Strengthening the capacity to apply the Right to Food in Central America
The first Train-the-Trainers workshop, that took place in Guatemala from the 30 September to 4 October 2013, aimed to leave installed a training capacity in Central America for continued right-to-food training activities among different actors by the central americans themselves.
30 September to 4 October 2013 – Atitlán, Guatemala
Mainstreaming the Right to Food into Sub-national Plans and Strategies
Uganda was one of the first decentralized countries in Africa. It devolved decision making power and resources from national to district and sub- district level. While the national level keeps its overall policy function, it is the responsibilities of the districts to identify and implement the most suitable solutions to local problems. FAO supported districts in the North of Uganda that still suffer from a high prevalence of food insecurity and child malnutrition in district development planning. The video shows how the districts conducted food security analysis in a participatory way, identified activities to realize the right to food and which impact these activities had on the local communities.
The Right to Food Forum hold from 1 to 3 October 2008 in Rome was the first opportunity to share lessons learned from concrete national experiences on the implementation of the right to food at an international level. This video report captures the dynamics, the main messages and the positive outcomes of the Forum.
FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945. The World Food Day and TeleFood theme for 2007 is "The Right to Food".
The right to food is the inherent human right of every woman, man, girl and boy, wherever they live on this planet.
The choice of The Right to Food as the theme for 2007 World Food Day and TeleFood demonstrates increasing recognition by the international community of the important role of human rights in eradicating hunger and poverty, and hastening and deepening the sustainable development process.