The Right to Food

Right to Food Guidelines +10

Events - 16.10.2014

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 (Right to Food Guidelines).

CFS41The 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 celebrate this important year, and with a view to lay down a renewed impetus for further work on the right to food, FAO conducts a series of activities aiming at raising awareness of the Guidelines and the right to food, highlight the achievements and gaps in its implementation and reaffirm the commitment to implement them.

Among the different activities:

publicationThe Right to Food: Past commitment, current obligation, further action for the future – A Ten-Year Retrospective on the Right to Food Guidelines

A Synthesis Report capturing the main findings of the Studies for the CFS. This publication looks back at the progress made over the past decade in implementing the Right to Food Guidelines through the revision of some lessons learned and good practices, it identifies the main gaps and challenges and it discusses the way forward in implementing the Right to Food Guidelines so as to realize the right to adequate food of all.

7 Thematic Studies

These studies* document and highlight progress made over the last ten years, and also the challenges ahead in relation to major issues covered by the Right to Food Guidelines. The studies are helpful in reflecting upon current gaps and areas of improvement for future implementations of the guidelines.


 *   The views expressed in these working studies are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of FAO. The conclusions given are considered appropriate at the time of its preparation. They may be modified in the light of further knowledge gained at subsequent stages of the project.


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