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Assistance to Parliamentary Fronts Against Hunger in Selected Countries of the Caricom Caribbean - TCP/SLC/3701








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    Appui aux fronts parlementaires contre la faim dans des pays cibles de la Caricom - TCP/SLC/3701 2022
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    Le Front parlementaire contre la faim (FPF) en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes a été lancé en 2009, dans le cadre de l’initiative «L’Amérique latine et les Caraïbes libérées de la faim», en tant que processus politique visant à établir un programme et à susciter un engagement politique pour élaborer et mettre en œuvre des politiques de lutte contre la faim, l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition. L’assistance fournie jusqu’à présent a permis d’établir des plateformes (nationales, régionales et sous-régionales) rassemblant les parlementaires tant des partis au pouvoir que de l’opposition pour éliminer définitivement la faim. L’importance de soutenir le FPF s’est accrue avec la reconnaissance de l’intérêt du travail et de l’engagement des législateurs/parlementaires comme facteur déterminant pour placer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle (SAN) et la lutte contre la faim au plus haut niveau possible des priorités politiques et législatives. Comme l’a déclaré la CARICOM, le FPF est un vecteur pour atteindre l’ODD 2 (Faim zéro). Le projet visait à renforcer l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre de politiques et de législations appropriées en faveur de la SAN dans les pays des Caraïbes ciblés, au sein d’un cadre institutionnel efficace et lié aux principaux résultats identifiés par la FAO et les gouvernements de la Grenade, Haïti et Saint-Vincent-et-les Grenadines. Pour parvenir à ce résultat, il s’agissait de soutenir les parlements de ces pays en y consolidant des espaces permanents et pluriels sous la forme de FPF. La FAO a fourni un soutien technique fondé sur les expériences de 21 pays d’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes, où des sections FPF ont été établies.
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    Enabling Parliamentarian Action to Ending Hunger and Malnutrition in Eastern Africa - TCP/SFE/3703 2022
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    Food insecurity and malnutrition remain major public health and socio economic development challenges in Africa, most particularly in Eastern Africa subregion Close to half of the total undernourished population of the African continent resides in Eastern Africa approximately 28 million people in the subregion are severely food insecure according to recent data The critical role of Members of Parliament ( in advancing national and regional food and nutrition agendas makes them important partners in achieving food and nutrition security in Eastern Africa subregion Building on global and regional momentum to mobilize MPs in the fight to end hunger and malnutrition, FAO and the Pan African Parliament ( signed a memorandum of understanding MoU for the establishment of a PAP alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (PAPA FSN) in 2016 At a subsequent meeting, held in Kigali in 2017 commitments were made to establish national Parliamentary Alliances for Food and Nutrition Security in Djibouti, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda The agenda of this meeting focused on the role of lawmakers in ensuring Food Security and Nutrition ( and the importance of MPs’ support to ending hunger and malnutrition in the subregion This resulted in MPs’ further commitment to forming a subregional platform to promote learning and experience sharing Participating MPs also called on continuous support from FAO in their efforts to establish and operationalize national and regional alliances Events such as the Global Parliamentary Summit against Hunger and Malnutrition and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture ( Biennial Conference, both held in 2018 continued to strengthen commitments by MPs to intensify their efforts to fight hunger in a transformational way For example, the Global Parliamentary Summit invited Parliaments where parliamentary alliances against hunger and malnutrition do not exist, to create them and to strengthen them as a political commitment and to contribute to achieving a world free from hunger in 2030 This project, which was developed upon request of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development ( supports the formation of parliamentarian alliances in Eastern African countries and builds the capacity of parliamentarians to advocate, generate political commitment, strengthen legislative and policy environments and improve budget allocation for FSN issues.
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    Parliamentary fronts against hunger, and legislative initiatives for the right to adequate food and nutrition
    The experience of Latin America and the Caribbean 2009-2016
    2017
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    This publication details the experience of the Parliamentary Fronts Against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean in promoting legislation aimed at achieving the right to adequate food. It presents some of the lessons learned on how the parliamentary fronts work and the mechanisms that have proved useful to them. There is also a summary of the most significant legislative results achieved on (i) food security and nutrition, ii) school meals and healthy eating, and iii) family farming. This information will be of use to members of parliament and other interested parties looking to strengthen legal frameworks on food and nutrition. The general analysis is complemented by an annex containing detailed information on 15 regional and national laws that resulted from parliamentary front initiatives.

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