Monitoring and Accountability

FIAN at IACHR conference on Bajo Aguan, Honduras
National and global political decisions that fail to take the human rights obligations of states and intergovernmental organisations into account are among the main reasons why hunger in the world persists. Public pressure can be a powerful means of holding governments and intergovernmental bodies accountable for their policies and programmes, and to assess the degree to which states are meeting their obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the human right to adequate food of every person.

To be effective, public pressure needs to be evidence-based. One of the monitoring tools developed by FIAN together with a host of partner civil society organizations is the annual publication     Right to Food and Nutrition Watch.

Additionally, monitoring reports, referred to as "parallel reports," are presented regularly to different UN human rights bodies such as the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and others.

FIAN is also one of the founding members of the     Global Network on the Right to Food and Nutrition. The Network consists of public interest civil society organizations and social movements acting in concert for the realization of one of the most violated human rights worldwide - the human right to adequate food and nutrition.

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Report | 27-02-2015
MaliLand GrabbingMonitoring and Accountability

The right to food: An assessment of landgrabbing in Mali

Case dossier    Read more

Statement | 30-01-2015
Monitoring and AccountabilityNutritionGlobal Governance

Concerns arise regarding the implementation of ICN2 outcomes

FIAN International joins with concern International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) member organizations in two statements with respect to the next steps for the implementation of the ICN2 outcomes    Read more

News | 22-01-2015
UgandaLand GrabbingMonitoring and Accountability

Multi-country seminar discusses land and ocean grabbing issues in Africa

FIAN International coordinates a project of investigation seeking to enhance bottom-up accountability in large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) in Sub-Suharan Africa    Read more

News | 09-01-2015
Extraterritorial ObligationsClimate ChangeTradeMonitoring and Accountability

New resources illustrate and guide on how to apply ETOs to specific areas

The ETO Consortium releases a new publication series aiming to illustrate and provide guidance to practitioners on how to apply ETOs and the Maastricht Principles to specific thematic areas.    Read more

News | 19-12-2014
Global GovernanceExtraterritorial ObligationsMonitoring and AccountabilityTrade

World Bank to recognize central importance of human rights in its environmental and social policies

FIAN International welcomes the recent statement by 28 UN human rights experts on the retrogressive measures promoted inside the World Bank in the context of its safeguards review.    Read more

Open Letter | 10-12-2014
NepalIncome and Social SecurityMonitoring and AccountabilityExtraterritorial Obligations

Inalienable right to adequate food and nutrition of 3,000 families in Nepal needs protection

On Human Rights Day 2014, FIAN International launches urgent action letter campaign    Read more

Press Release | 04-12-2014
GuatemalaIncome and Social SecurityJusticiabilityMonitoring and Accountability

International Mission in Guatemala presents preliminary findings

The Third International Mission on the Right to Food and the situation of Human Rights Defenders was held from 21 November 3 to December 2014 in Guatemala, presenting a number of preliminary findings.    Read more

Video | 18-11-2014
Monitoring and AccountabilityGNRtFN

Launch of the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2014

© The International Launch event in Rome along with the side interviews were made by the FAO and edited by Geoff Arbourne with the support of:

Publishers:Brot für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklu...    Read more

Report | 17-11-2014
NepalMonitoring and Accountability

The Right to Adequate Food in Nepal

Parallel Report to UN CESCR    Read more

Statement | 14-11-2014
NutritionMonitoring and Accountability

Civil society states its position on the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition

Public interest civil society organizations express the elements of common concerns regarding the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) planned for Rome next week.    Read more