What is the role of regional policies?
Regional groupings of countries can have major impacts on the right to food of their citizens and those of other areas of the world through their agriculture and trade policies.
The Special Rapporteur monitors these policies and their coherence with development goals, in order to ensure that the right to food is respected and realized.
|Read||19/07/2013: 'Engagements des participants pour faire progresser le droit à l’alimentation en Afrique de l’Ouest' Register of Commitments from the regional consultation in Dakar on the right to food in West Africa(June 13-14).|
|Read||13/06/2013: Des paroles aux actes : Le long chemin de la mise en œuvre du droit à l’alimentation en Afrique de l’Ouest' Background note for the regional consultation in Dakar on the right to food in West Africa(June 13-14).|
|Read||18/02/2013: "Why should social protection become a central theme in the EU development agenda?" Information note from Magdalena Sepúlveda, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, and Olivier De Schutter.|
|Read||European Voice (Intl) — "Social protection: the EU's most promising export" (17-01-2013)|
|Read||13/01/2013, Geneva: 'Last chance to development-proof the CAP, warns UN food expert on the eve of key EU Parliament vote'|
|Read||Valor Econômico (Brazil) — O direito ao lado dos que têm fome (29-10-2012)|
|Read||17/10/2012: 'Agrofuels and the right to food' - Q&A from the Special Rapporteur (17 October 2012).|
|Read||09/10/2012: "Underwriting the Poor: a Global Fund for Social Protection", Briefing Note 7, by the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. See also executive summary and note to CFS|
|Read||27/09/2012: "A Rights Revolution: Implementing the right to food in Latin America and the Caribbean", Briefing note by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, also available in Spanish|
|Read||10/07/2012: The Resolution on regulating land with regard to food sovereignty, adopted by the Development and Cooperation Committee of the Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie (Francophone Parliamentary Assembly).|
|Read||The Business Day (South Africa) — OLIVIER DE SCHUTTER: Only laws on right to food will defeat hunger (09-07-2012), also in The East African (Kenya) and Zambia Daily Mail (Zambia).|
|Read||20/07/2012: The SR's address to the opening session of the Regional Food Security and Nutrition Council (CONSAN) established by the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), also available in Portuguese.|
|Read||20/06/2012: "From Charity to Entitlement: Implementing the right to food in Southern and Eastern Africa", Briefing Note 5, by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, also available in French|
|Read||18/06/2012: Register of Commitments from the Expert Meeting on Implementing the Right to Food in Eastern and Southern Africa (4-5 April 2012).|
|Read||08/03/2012, Geneva: “Unfinished progress” – UN expert examines food systems in emerging countries|
|Read||“The Common Agricultural Policy towards 2020: The role of the European Union in supporting the realization of the right to food”, 17 June 2011.|