10 Years of the Right to Food Guidelines - Gains, Concerns and Struggles

Ten years ago, in November 2004, the FAO Council adopted the     Voluntary Guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security (hereinafter Right to Food Guidelines).

This anniversary has been seized by the     Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition and other civil society organizations (CSOs) and social movements as an opportunity for stocktaking and, more importantly, to call for renewed commitment by governments, UN agencies, civil society and other stakeholders, for the full realization of the right to adequate food and nutrition.

Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2014

To mark the tenth anniversary of the Right to Food Guidelines, this year’s edition of the Watch titled Ten Years of the Right to Food Guidelines: Gains, Concerns and Struggles turns the spotlight to this important instrument, reflecting on some of the major successes and obstacles in the path toward the realization of the right to adequate food and nutrition for all.

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10 Years of the Right to Food Guidelines - Progress, Obstacles and the Way Ahead

To mark the 10th anniversary of the RtAF Guidelines, civil society and social movements contributing to the promotion and defense of the human right to adequate food and food sovereignty have embarked on a critical assessment of where we are now in the struggle for solidifying the human right to adequate food and nutrition and where we must go.

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Video "The Right to Food - a People's Struggle"

The video focuses on peoples' struggles and resistance, on how people are mobilizing and actively claiming their rights. There are different avenues to claim your rights and hold States accountable for their obligations, including by mobilizing and going to the streets, going to the courts and making rights justiciable, joining forces and raising your voices more loudly together.

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