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UN Reports on right to food, right to housing, right to health etc.

File Report of the Special Rapporteur: The Right to Food (Feb 2008)
Despite government and international commitments to halve hunger by 2015 the number of people suffering from starvation has increased. Women, children and indigenous people are particularly vulnerable to poverty and malnutrition. Hunger should not be inevitable as the world produces enough food to feed the entire population and the right to food should be a basic global human right. Problems lie in a number of areas. A lack of coordination and coherence within state governments and the UN system results in one department introducing policies that jeopardises the right to food. For example, a rights-based approach is undermined by trade policies that have a negative impact on food security. People that are forced to flee from hunger and starvation are not internationally recognised as being refugees or granted protection under international law but are seen as economic migrants and they are returned to the countries that they have come from. The Special Rapprteur urges States to consider a new legal instrument to assist people fleeing because of necessity. Transnational corporations have increasing power and ownership of land and resources, such as water, but only 1 per cent of research and development is spent on crops that may be developed for arid and drought afflicted regions. A growing problem of desertification and land degradation requires global efforts if hunger is to be eradicated. New targets for using renewable-fuel in the European Union have led to a rush for land to be used for biofuels, at the expense of crops for food. The Right to Food Guidelines produced by The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) provide an important step to implementing right to food as part of overall poverty reduction strategies. Global initiatives are challenging current models of trade and market liberalisation to focus on food sovereignty to allow people to determine their own economically and culturally appropriate agriculture, food and land policies.
File Report of the Special Rapporteur: The Right to Food (Jan 2008)
 
File Report of the Special Rapporteur: Right to Housing (Feb 2008)
 
File Report of the Independent Expert on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty (Feb 2008)
 
File Report of the Special Rapporteur: The Right to Food (Jan 2007)
 
File Report of the Special Rapporteur: The Right to Food, Mission to Bangladesh (Oct 2003)
 
File Report of the Special Rapporteur: The Right to Food (March 2006)
 
File Note by the Secretary-General to the General Assembly: The Right to Food (Sep 2004)
 
File Report of the Special Rapporteur: The Right to Food, Mission to India (March 2006)
 
File Report of the Special Rapporteur: The Right to Food (Feb 2004)
 
File The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006
 
File Voluntary Guidelines adopted by the FAO Council (Nov 2004)
 
File Report of the Committe on World Food Security (Sep 2004)
 
File Report of the Special Rapporteur: Right to Health (Jan 2007)
 
File Report of the Special Rapporteur: Right to Health (March 2006)
 
File Summary of Communications of Special Rapporteur: Right to Health (Feb 2007)
 
File Summary of Communications of Special Rapporteur: Right to Health (Dec 2005)
 
File Note by the Secretary General to the General Assembly: Right to Health (August 2007)
 
File Note by the Secretary General to the General Assembly: Right to Health (Sep 2006)
 
Page Extract of Reports of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food [2003]
 
Page UN Special Rapporteur's Report to UNCHR: New Developments Offer Hope for the Right to Food [2003]
[Ed. Note: We share with you below the report of the U. N. special rapporteur on the right to food to the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland, that is dated Jan. 10, 2003. The report has been submitted under Item 10 of the commission's agenda relating to economic, social and cultural rights.] You can see the same article in the AHRC's magazine: Human Rights Solidarity Vol. 12 No. 06 NOV 2002 - Vol. 13 No. 01 JAN 2003
File Report of the Special Rapporteur: The Right to Food (Jan 2003)
 
File Report of the Special Rapporteur: The Right to Food (Jan 2002)
 
File Report of the Special Rapporteur: The Right to Food (Jan 2001)
 
File The State of Food Insecurity in the World_FAO_2009
 
File Women and the Right to Food - International law and state practice (2008, FAO)
 
File The UN Advisory Committee on Right to Food_16th HRC Session Report_Dec 2010
 
File UN SR on the Right to Food Report for 16th HRC Session_Dec 2010
 
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