| 17-11-2014

The Right to Adequate Food in Nepal

Parallel Report to UN CESCR

In its parallel report, FIAN Nepal highlights severe shortcomings with regard to the implementation of the right to adequate food, like endemic discrimination and social exclusion ; insufficient and insecure access to and ownership of agricultural land, forests and other natural resources; lack of protection from forced evictions and displacement; discriminatory access to income and employment under fair conditions; shortcomings with regard to the access to water for drinking  and irrigation; lack of social protection and social security. Further obstacles for the realization of the right to adequate food in Nepal are the absence of operational laws, the lack of a comprehensive national strategy on food and nutritional security, and measures to hold authorities accountable. 

See also the List of issues in relation to the third periodic report of Nepal