oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - No masterpiece of political will. The last stage of negotiations on voluntary guidelines on the right to food : international developments



Extracted from text ... 16 ESR Review vol 5 no 4 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS Since March 2003, the United Nations (UN) Food and Agricultural Organisation through the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Food (IGWG) has been working on developing Voluntary Guidelines for the Progressive Implementation of the Right to Food (hereafter the Guidelines). The text reaffirms States' obligations to respect the existing access to food and protect people from being deprived by economically more powerful actors. States must also implement the right by using the maximum of available resources to progressively achieve its full realisation and by taking immediate targeted steps to ..


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