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Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Latest press releases

Mission to Mexico: Mexico requires a new strategy to overcome the twin challenges of "food poverty" and obesity, says UN food expert
20 June 2011: The Special Rapporteur concludes his mission to Mexico.
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See video of the press conference: http://www.youtube.com/user/ONUDHMexico

Human Rights Council
Eco-Farming can double food production in 10 Years, says new UN report
8 March 2011

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Mission to China: “From food security to the right to food” – UN expert highlights China’s next steps,
23 December 2010
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COP 16, United Nations Climate Change Conference, Cancún

29 November 2010: “Cancun Climate Summit: UN food expert calls for a “Green Marshall Plan for Agriculture”
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UN General Assembly

21 October 2010: "Pressure on farmland is increasing at an unprecedented rate," warns new UN report
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Committee on World Food Security, 11-14 & 16 October 2010

16 October 2010: "In Rome, the Committee on World Food Security reinvents global governance
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11 October 2010: "The New Committee on World Food Security meets its first test on World Food Day"
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World Food Day - 16 October 2010

15 October 2010: "The shift to low-carbon agriculture is becoming a matter of urgency"
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Mission to Syria: Two to three million Syrians face food insecurity - Syrian Government and international community to do more to help cope with challenges of drought and refugee influx

7 September: The Special Rapporteur concludes his mission to Syria.
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Food Riots

7 September: “Predictable crisis, unprepared governments”
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“The imbalance of power between smallholders an agribusiness must be corrected", warns United Nations Special Rapporteur
5 March 2010

WTO: “Trade negotiations need to reflect the new global consensus on hunger,” warns UN expert on right to food
2 December 2009

“Current intellectual property rights regime suboptimal for global food security”
21 October 2009

"Political will needed to tackle food crisis and restructure agriculture"
18 September 2009

UN human rights food expert to G8: "Better, But Not Good Enough"
10 July 2009

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food recommends principles and measures to discipline "land grabbing"
11 June 2009

Special Rapporteur on the right to food at the 10th session of the Human Rights Council
Human Rights Council - 9 March 2009
Interactive dialogue at the Council Statement by the Special Rapporteur

Doha round will not prevent another food crisis. As negotiations are stalled in Geneva, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food presents the conclusions of his report on the WTO. Summary of the Special Rapporteur's report on his mission to the WTO circulated at the press conference held in Geneva on 17 December 2008.

Integrating the right to adequate food in development cooperation" written contribution to the meeting of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development on "The global food challenge - our coordinated response
18 November 2008

MESSAGE TO THE MEDIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
27 October 2008
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NEW PRODUCTION SYSTEM NEEDED TO TACKLE GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS - PRESS RELEASE ON WORLD FOOD DAY
16 October 2008
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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL DISCUSSES RIGHT TO FOOD IN THE CONTEXT OF THE GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS
10 September 2008

ACCOUNTABILITY AS IMPORTANT AS FEEDING THE HUNGRY, SAYS UN RIGHT TO FOOD EXPERT ON FOLLOW-UP TO SUMMIT ON WORLD FOOD SECURITY
6 June 2008

UN EXPERT TELLS HEADS OF STATE THEY MUST RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS WHILE TACKLING FOOD PRICES
5 June 2008

GOVERNMENT ABUSES EXACERBATE FOOD CRISES, ARBOUR TELLS ROME CONFERENCE
4 June 2008

RESPONSE TO FOOD CRISIS MUST ADDRESS UNDERLYING INEQUALITIES, SAYS ARBOUR
22 May 2008

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL OPENS SPECIAL SESSION ON WORLD FOOD CRISIS
22 May 2008

SPECIAL SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS RESOLUTION ON GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS
22 May 2008

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CALLS FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS TO TAKE ACTION TO ENSURE RIGHT TO FOOD IN FACE OF GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS
22 May 2008

SPECIAL SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ON WORLD FOOD CRISIS TO BE HELD ON 22 MAY
9 May 2008

INCLUDE MARGINALIZED GROUPS IN EFFORTS TO SOLVE FOOD CRISIS, SAYS ARBOUR
1 st of May 2008

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