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Open consultation on the Right to Food (FAO)

last modified May 09, 2014 09:44 AM

Despite the progress made, the right to food remains one of the most frequently violated of all human rights. The Committee on World Food Security (CFS), on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Right to Food Guidelines, called for a review of the progress made towards achieving the right to adequate food during its 41st session, scheduled to be held in October 2014.

The outcome of this online-consultation will feed into both the UN and civil society contributions to the CFS discussions in October.

Input is sought on the following three themes:

Theme 1: Right to Adequate Food -  Past and Present

What have been some of the most important achievements and some of the major shortcomings in the struggle for the right to adequate food during the past decades on the global, regional and local level?

Theme 2: The Right to Food Guidelines

How have the Right to Food Guidelines contributed to the promotion and protection of the right to adequate food over the last ten years? What are some of the key achievements and the main limitations of the Guidelines and their implementation? 

Theme 3: The Future

What are the major challenges and ways ahead for the full realization of the right to adequate food at the local, national, regional and global levels?

To learn how to take part Read more..