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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Press Release | 11-07-2018
Global Governance Monitoring and Accountability

Burying human rights violations in big data

With the High Level Political Forum praising quantitative data as the pathway to achieving the SDGs, human rights violations could easily be silenced by numbers.

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News | 09-05-2018
Global Governance Monitoring and Accountability

Urban policy for food sovereignty

The third issue of the ‘Think Piece Series Food for Thought’ comes out exploring what booming cities and urban processes mean for the future of food systems.

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Press Release | 28-03-2018
Global Governance Monitoring and Accountability Natural Resources Peasants' Rights

Public policies for food sovereignty

The first issue of the ‘Think Piece Series Food for Thought’ comes out looking into the political significance of leveraging public policies in support of food sovereignty.

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Press Release | 06-03-2018
Monitoring and Accountability Nutrition

An appetite for feminism

No root causes of food insecurity and malnutrition will ever be resolved if gender inequality persists.

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News | 02-03-2018
Monitoring and Accountability Natural Resources Honduras

Justice for Berta Cáceres, protection for the defense of human rights

Organizations across Europe demand justice, remembrance and the guarantee of non-repetition for Berta Cáceres, as well as for the defense of human rights in Honduras and throughout Latin America.

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Press Release | 26-02-2018
Extraterritorial Obligations Global Governance Land Grabbing Monitoring and Accountability

2017, a year of countering mainstreamed narratives

Last year’s global political scenario led FIAN International to raise important questions on the future of human rights and bring the root causes of right to food violations under the spotlight, as presented in its 2017 Annual Report.

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News | 24-01-2018
Global Governance Monitoring and Accountability Natural Resources Nutrition

Is your right to food realized?

As human rights continue to regress, it is time to raise our voice and hold our governments accountable.

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Press Release | 06-11-2017
Agrarian Reform Agrofuels Extraterritorial Obligations Gender

New strategy to empower the people, dismantle corporate influence

Convening in Nepal, FIAN representatives the world over identified the current struggles for the right to food and nutrition and strategized about building people’s power.

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Press Release | 05-10-2017
Monitoring and Accountability Natural Resources Nutrition

A critical view of SOFI 2017

A few days before the 44th session of the World Committee on World Food Security kicks off, FIAN International releases its assessment on the State of Food Security and Nutrition (SOFI) 2017.

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Press Release | 12-09-2017
Agrarian Reform Agrofuels Climate Change Extraterritorial Obligations

The World Food Crisis: The Way Out

With the world still trapped in a multifold crisis, this year’s Right to Food and Nutrition Watch will take stock of the past decade and present thought-provoking discussions and alternative solutions for finding our way out.

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