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Enabling Parliamentarian Action to Ending Hunger and Malnutrition in Eastern Africa - TCP/SFE/3703









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    Assistance to Parliamentary Fronts Against Hunger in Selected Countries of the Caricom Caribbean - TCP/SLC/3701 2022
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    The Parliamentary Front against Hunger ( for Latin America and the Caribbean ( began in 2009 within the framework of the Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative, as a policy process to set agenda and build political commitment for policy development and implementation against hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition Assistance provided thus far, has resulted in the establishment of platforms ( regional and subregional integrated by parliamentarians from ruling and opposition parties to permanently end hunger The importance of supporting the PFH has grown with the recognition of the significance of the work and commitment of legislators/parliamentarians as a key factor for placing Food and Nutrition Security ( and the fight against hunger at the highest possible level of political and legislative agendas As stated by the CARICOM, the PFH is being used as a vehicle to achieve SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) The project aimed to strengthen the elaboration and implementation of appropriate policies and legislation for food and nutrition security in selected Caribbean countries, with an effective institutional framework, linked with the key results identified by FAO and the governments of Grenada, Haiti and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, by supporting these countries’ parliaments and consolidating permanent and plural spaces within them, in the form of PFH To achieve this, FAO provided technical support based on the experiences of 21 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, where PFH chapters have been established.
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    Strengthening Capacities of Parliamentarians in Africa for an Enabling Environment for Food Security and Nutrition Including the Right to Adequate Food - TCP/RAF/3612 2020
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    Despite remarkable progress in some sub-regions and countries, the overall situation of food security and nutrition (FSN) in Africa continues to lag behind global trends. Approximately one out of four persons in Sub-Saharan Africa and one out of five on the continent were estimated to be undernourished in 2015. Although the overall prevalence of hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa fell by 30 percent between 1990-1992 and 2015 in absolute numbers, undernourishment increased over the same period and the progress made in tackling hunger did not translate into improved nutrition. The region is not on course to meet most World Health Assembly nutrition targets for the next decade. In 2014 the Malabo Declaration committed African leaders to reducing stunting to 10 percent in Africa by 2025, with the aim of eliminating hunger in Africa in the next decade. The Africa Regional Nutrition Strategy 2015-2025 outlines the specific role of the African Union Commission (AUC) in the elimination of hunger and malnutrition. Evidence has shown that the most effective FSN policies and frameworks are those anchored in legislation. Although the right to adequate food is explicitly expressed in seven national Constitutions in Africa, and implicitly in a further 18, there remains the need to address structural challenges and create an enabling environment for FSN. Given their legislative, budgetary and policy oversight roles, parliamentarians are critical partners in the fight to eradicate poverty and malnutrition. In May 2016, at the Fourth Ordinary Session of the Second Pan-African Parliament over 100 parliamentarians from across Africa
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    The European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition 2020
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    Parliamentarians can significantly contribute to achieving the right to food at a global, national and local scale, as they play a key role in setting up the enabling legal and institutional frameworks, in allocating appropriate budgets and in monitoring government action on Food and Nutrition Security. The European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition, established in 2016, has been and will continue to be instrumental in connecting Members of the European Parliament and in enabling them to engage actively in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The Alliance provides a platform for policy dialogue and awareness-raising on the right to adequate food for all; on the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; and on making agriculture more sustainable and resilient. FAO, which acts as Secretariat of the Alliance, will support its future activities and will work tirelessly with the European Parliamentarians and other partners on making sure the world has enough good and nutritious food. This brochure describes the activities of the Alliance in Brussels and beyond and is being used to engage, inform and attract more Parliamentarians to join the Alliance.

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