Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Concluding observations on the initial report of South Africa

By | 18 October 2018

South Africa ratified and became a State party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) on 12 January 2015. Below please find a copy of the Covenant on the website of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

FAO – Legislators in Africa address food security and nutrition challenges

By | 16 October 2018

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has embarked on a programme to strengthen the capacity of African lawmakers to address food security and nutrition challenges on the continent. This follows the signing of a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) agreement on “strengthening capacities of Parliamentarians in Africa for an enabling environment for Food Security… Read More »

Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow – OPED Director General FAO, World Food Day 2018

By | 15 October 2018

By José Graziano da Silva Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Just three years ago, in September 2015, all United Nations Member States approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The eradication of hunger and all forms of malnutrition (Sustainable Development Goal number 2) was defined by world leaders as a cardinal… Read More »