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OHCHR-Nepal and World Food Programme welcome Supreme Court’s order to ensure food supply
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Two of the United Nations’ leading agencies have welcomed an order from the Supreme Court of Nepal calling on the Government to supply food to 12 food-scarce districts in the Mid- and Far-Western regions. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal and the World Food Programme (WFP) welcome the Court’s order of 25 September recognizing the “right to food sovereignty” in the Interim Constitution(article 18).

he enjoyment of the right to adequate food and freedom from hunger is of paramount importance for the enjoyment of all other rights, including the right to life, and it is crucial that national judicial organs regularly recognize this principle.


#Food #Hunger #Rights
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UNOHCHR, WFP ,   (2008 )
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Press Release in English
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FOOD RESOURCES, FOOD DISTRIBUTION,FOOD SUPPLY,BASIC NEEDS,LIVING CONDITIONS, STANDARD OF LIVING, FOOD SECURITY, RIGHT TO FOOD, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, FOOD AID
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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10.01.00  -  Food And Nutrition
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