The Right to Food

20th anniversary of the Right to Food Guidelines: join the call for submissions!

Events - 12.05.2023

2024 marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security

The Right to Food Guidelines provide practical guidance for States on how to realize the right to adequate food through the development of strategies, programmes, policies and legislation. They were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and adopted by FAO Council in November 2004, after two years of intergovernmental negotiations and multi-stakeholder participation.  

The last 5 years have been particularly challenging with the COVID-19 pandemic, increased hunger and malnutrition in all its forms, rising inequalities, and a cost-of-living crisis. Innovative responses have been implemented by governments and other actors globally. 20 years on, it is time to take stock of progress and consider key takeaways. 

Have your say where it matters! 

What has been your experience in implementing the Right to Food Guidelines? Can you share any good practice? What challenges have you encountered and how can these constraints be addressed? 

Help us answer these questions by taking part in the call for submissions on the 20th anniversary of the Right to Food Guidelines. The ongoing call is hosted by the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN), from 15 May to 23 June 2023.

How to participate

Submissions can be made in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Please keep the length of submissions limited to 1.000 words.

You can submit your contributions through the FSN Forum website.


We thank you very much for your valuable contributions and look forward to learning from your experiences. 

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