Monitoring and Accountability

FIAN at IACHR conference on Bajo Aguan, Honduras
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     Global Network on the Right to Food and Nutrition. 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.

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News | 31-03-2017
Global Governance Monitoring and Accountability

The Right to Feed off Today’s Sustainability

April’s issue explores the right of future generations to live off a sustainable world that is not compromised by present actions and policies.

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News | 10-03-2017
Extraterritorial Obligations Gender Global Governance GNRtFN

2016, a year of awakening, transformation and revolution

Amid times of change, FIAN International continued supporting struggles for the right to food and nutrition, says its annual report.

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News | 22-11-2016
Climate Change Global Governance Land Grabbing Monitoring and Accountability

Cooling the Planet: Frontline communities lead the struggle

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.

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News | 27-10-2016
Land Grabbing Monitoring and Accountability Honduras Bajo Aguan

Civil society urges Honduras to take immediate action

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.

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Press Release | 17-10-2016
Global Governance Monitoring and Accountability

CFS 43 needs to reassure independence

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.

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Press Release | 13-10-2016
GNRtFN Monitoring and Accountability Natural Resources Seeds

Keeping Seeds in Peoples’ Hands

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.

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News | 29-09-2016
Justiciability Monitoring and Accountability

Civil Society mobilizes to guarantee an independent Inter-American system

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.

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News | 22-07-2016
Extraterritorial Obligations Gender Land Grabbing Mining

Burkina Faso and Sweden singled out by CESCR Committee

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.

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Press Release | 10-06-2016
Extraterritorial Obligations Land Grabbing Monitoring and Accountability Natural Resources

Burkina Faso and Sweden under review at UN CESCR Committee

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.

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Report | 06-06-2016
Climate Change Gender Indigenous Peoples Land Grabbing

Alternative report to the State report of Honduras for review by CESCR

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.

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