| 14-07-2014

Civil society assesses progress on the Right to Food

A CSO consultation meeting was held in Rome in preparation for the 10th anniversary of the Right to Food Guidelines

Social movements and civil society organizations representing pastoralists, small-holder producers, indigenous communities, rural women and other constituencies from all regions in the world participated in a consultation meeting on 7-8 July 2014 in Rome. Facilitated by FIAN International and the FAO Right to Food Team, the meeting was part of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) activities around the 10th anniversary of the Right to Food Guidelines.

2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the     Guidelines on the Right to Food by the FAO Council. The guidelines are meant to provide a practical guidance to states in their domestic implementation of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security, in accordance with core human rights principles. The anniversary provides an opportunity for stocktaking and to     generate a renewed commitment of governments, UN and civil society to advance the implementation of the right to adequate food and nutrition (RtAF).

At the meeting, participants shared experiences about the key achievements, limitations and strategies to move ahead for the implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines, the RtAF, and human rights schemes as a whole. The outcomes of the discussions will contribute to the drafting of a CSO synthesis paper to be presented at the 41st Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in October 2014. In addition, the 2014 issue of the publication     Right to Food and Nutrition Watch, to be launched on the occasion of the CFS session in October 2014, will have the anniversary as its overall topic.

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