Monitoring and Accountability
National and global political decisions that fail to take the human rights obligations of states and intergovernmental organisations into account are among the main reasons why hunger in the world persists. Public pressure can be a powerful means of holding governments and intergovernmental bodies accountable for their policies and programmes, and to assess the degree to which states are meeting their obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the human right to adequate food of every person.
To be effective, public pressure needs to be evidence-based. One of the monitoring tools developed by FIAN together with a host of partner civil society organizations is the annual publication . Right to Food and Nutrition Watch
Additionally, monitoring reports, referred to as "parallel reports," are presented regularly to different UN human rights bodies such as the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and others.
FIAN is also one of the founding members of the . The Network consists of public interest civil society organizations and social movements acting in concert for the realization of one of the most violated human rights worldwide - the human right to adequate food and nutrition. Global Network on the Right to Food and Nutrition
Amid times of change, FIAN International continued supporting struggles for the right to food and nutrition, says its annual report.
The Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles releases its first report to boost political consciousness and support mass based movements in their resistance against the privatization agendas.
Civil society organizations worldwide call on Honduras to investigate the recent killings of human rights defenders exhaustively as well as adopt measures for their effective protection.
Strong call to maintain the integrity of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and its ability to act under the premises of its mandate ahead of upcoming session.
Launched at FAO Headquarters, the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2016 warns seeds and biodiversity are under threat as a result of the increasing corporate capture and the states’ neglect.
A political and financial crisis has engulfed the work of the Inter-American Commission on (IACHR) and Inter-American Court of Human Rights, putting at risk the only human rights mechanisms in the region, which are binding for governments in the promotion and protection of human rights.
Following intensive advocacy efforts, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) addresses the key legal and policy issues that lead these countries to continue to neglect the realization of the right to food and nutrition.
Investments by Swedish National Pension Funds in projects involved in human rights abuses and violations were under the spotlight along with the non-inclusion of the right to food and nutrition in Burkina Faso’s national law.
This report is submitted by civil society as the alternative report to the second report of the State of Honduras for review by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights during its 58th session in June 2016.
A Honduran civil society-led report reveals that the country’s national policies conflict with the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights and leave human rights defenders extremely vulnerable to criminalization and attacks.