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Right to adequate food

Strategic Objective 1 brief - major area of work










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    Impact of COVID-19 on the human right to adequate food in the Pacific Region 2022
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    The COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating food insecurity and malnutrition in the Pacific region as measures to halt the spread of the virus have had unintended impacts on people’s lives, such as rising unemployment and poverty. Moreover, lockdowns and mobility restrictions cause disruptions in trade within and between States, reducing the availability and accessibility of adequate food, and threatening the sustainability of agrifood systems. Urgent steps are needed to address food insecurity for the poorest and most marginalized. Measures aimed at providing immediate support to satisfy people’s dietary needs should be put in place, including the provision of food and nutrition assistance.
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    Consumer organizations and the right to adequate food
    Making the connections
    2021
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    Consumers are a powerful force for change towards a sustainably developing world that leaves no one behind and respects the human rights of all. This publication is aimed at making the connections between the important work of consumer organizations and the realization of the right to adequate food, increasing the visibility of these organizations and highlighting their importance to food security, healthy diets and food systems transformations. It is also intended to support consumer organizations in their awareness raising, and capacity development efforts towards even greater impact. In showcasing how the work of consumer organizations contributes towards securing the right to adequate food for all at local, national, regional and global level, it seeks to reinforce their place as vital partners at the policy and decisionmaking table. It is designed as a complement to Consumer Organizations in Action: a growing community of consumer organizations, presenting their experiences in food issues, as well as facilitating networking, and the exchange of knowledge, skills and good practices.
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    Realizing the right to adequate food to end hunger and malnutrition in all its forms 2023
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    Human rights are universal, including the right to adequate food, which is critical for the enjoyment of all human rights. States have the obligation to realize this right under international law. Measures to meet this right are being adopted, including its constitutional recognition in over 45 countries. Despite important advances, hunger and malnutrition persist and have even worsened in recent years. This impacts the poor and vulnerable most severely, reflecting widening inequalities across and within countries. Recent crises highlight the fragility of agrifood systems, with the world at a tipping point regarding climate change and biodiversity loss. Agrifood systems must be transformed, adopting measures that are people-centred to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. Investing in human rights across sectors is key for more inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems to ensure an adequate standard of living for all.

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