The Right to Adequate Food Event 24 January 2016

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The Permanent Representation of Norway to the UN organisations in Rome and the Civil Society Mechanism for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CSM), in collaboration with the Permanent Representations of Brazil, Switzerland and South Africa kindly invite you to the event

The Right to Adequate Food 

Promoting accountability of food security actions to

the people most affected by food insecurity and malnutrition

 24 January 2017

 German Room, FAO HQs

 9.30 – 13.00

The event will address the following questions:

What is the Role of the Right to Adequate food in CFS, 20 years after the World Food Summit?

Why is accountability to affected populations important for the Right to Adequate Food of the people most affected by food insecurity and malnutrition, and how does it operate in practice?

Why is the right to adequate food and accountability to affected populations important on the country level?

The event is open to all members, participants and observers of the CFS, and staff members of the Rome-based Agencies

The event will be held in English

A light breakfast will be served at 9.00

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Download the Concept Note

 

The meeting will be webstreamed at this link:

http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4291/icode/

 

Read the CSO Report on the event

Agenda

 

9.30 – 9.45 What is the Role of the Right to Adequate Food in the CFS, 20 years after the WFS and 50 Years after the adoption of the ICESCR and ICCPR?

  • Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (video message)
  • HE Ambassador Amira Gornass, Chair of the UN Committee on World Food Security, Permanent Representative of Sudan to the UN agencies in Rome
  • HE Ambassador Inge Nordang, Permanent Representative of Norway

9.45 – 10.45 Why are human rights, particularly the right to adequate food, essential for the fight against hunger and malnutrition, and how has this approach contributed to food security and nutrition?

           Keynote Speaker:

  • Olivier De Schutter, Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food (video message)

             Conversation with:

  • Joseph Schechla, Coordinator, Habitat International Coalition
  • Martial Jeugue, Expert Member of the ACHPR’s WG on ECOSOC Rights, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • Naseegh Jaffer, General Secretary, World Forum of Fisher Peoples, Member of the Coordination Committee of the CSM

Discussion with the floor

Moderator: Sofia Monsalve, Secretary General, FIAN International

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 -12.00 Why is accountability to affected populations important for the right to adequate food of the people most affected by food insecurity and malnutrition, and how does it operate in practice?

  • Paul Winters, Acting Associate Vice-President, IFAD
  • Marcela Villarreal, Director Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development, FAO
  • Paul Howe, Head of Section, on Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), WFP
  • Biraj Patnaik, Principal Advisor to the Supreme Court of India on the Right to Food case

Discussion with the floor

Moderator: Margot Skarpeteig, Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway

12.00 – 12.45 Why is the right to adequate food and accountability to affected populations important for my country?

  • HE Ambassador Tembi Tambo, Permanent Representative of South Africa
  • Liliane Ortega, Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland
  • Fernanda Mansur Tansini, Alternate Permanent Representative of Brazil

Discussion with the floor

Moderator: HE Ambassador Hinrich Thoelken, Permanent Representative of Germany

12.45 – 13.00 Concluding remarks:

  • Margot Skarpeteig, Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway
  • Sofia Monsalve, Secretary General, FIAN International