Right to food
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CESR will be at the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings this week, challenging the IMF’s global role in driving austerity measures that result in the steady erosion of human rights in countries such as Ecuador.
This session on Thursday, October 17th at the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings will discuss IMF-imposed policies in the Arab Region that impact agricultural policies and achievement of the right to food from regional and national perspectives, as well as propose alternatives.
The 11 briefing papers in this series were prepared by CESR and the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights
Each year, up to 30 million hectares of farmland are lost to land grabbing. Land grabbing has reached unprecedented levels in recent years and is an issue of critical concern for economic, social and cultural rights.
World Bank and IMF continue to ignore calls to reassess their approach to agriculture policies and market regulation.
CESR's joint submission with the Arab NGO Network for the 12th session of the Universal Periodic Review, October 2011.
Bolivia has one of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean, which affects 27 percent of children under five.
New CESR study on health, education and food says fiscal and tax policy is largely responsible.