Philippines: Celebration Event with Indigenous People and Peasants
Celebration event with the indigenous people and peasants in the province of Zambales with focus on issues and concerns of socially excluded. A government representative will respond to concerns of the participants regarding food sovereignty. Organized by FIAN Philippines, in Mount Pinatubo, Philippines.
UK: Defending Farmers and Right to Food
Defending Farmers and the Right to Food. A series of member-led seminars, briefings, publication launches and debates. These will describe how food providers should be integrated into decision making processes and could be better supported in order to realise the Right to Food and food sovereignty. This will help to ensure food for the hungry and poor consumers, to secure the livelihoods of small-scale food providers and to sustain local environments, enabling adaptation to climate change. Organized by UK Food Group.
Norway: Launch of Face-It-Act-Now Campaign
Stands in Oslo and Bergen promoting the launch of the “Face It Act. Now Campaign!” In Oslo the FIAN artist, Astrid Solgaard, will participate and lay out the world map with beans and lentils on her painting which measures 3 times 6 metres. Organized by FIAN Norway.
India: Conference in Tamil Nadu
Two days conference with focus on issues related to Legal Measures, Capacity Building and Food producing resources on the Right to Food. Organized by FIAN Tamil Nadu and Action Aid, in Tamil Nadu, India.
Germany: Info stands in Tübingen
Local event: Info stand with photo action for the Upload of the pictures and signing urgent actions at the university’s entrance. Organized by FIAN Germany.
Germany: Info stands in Cologne
Local event: info stands, digital pictures taking for the website www.face-it-act-now.org. Organized by FIAN Germany.
Italy: World Food Day activities promoting the Right to Food
World Food Day activities involving over 150 countries to promote the Right to Food theme, include the 27th World Food Day ceremony, and the Right to Food Exhibition
In the morning, the President of Germany, Mr. Horst Köhler, the President of Tanzania, Mr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, the Director-General of the FAO, Mr. Jacques Diouf and the Secretary General of FIAN International and Coordinator of the RTF working group of the IPC, Flavio Valente will attend the Official Ceremony.
In the afternoon, the IPC and the Italian NGOs will organise a civil society event, “The Right Way to Fight Against Hunger” in the same room as the Official Ceremony with two panels involving civil society, FAO staff and state delegates. Organized by IPC, FIAN International, Italian NGOS, FAO. In FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy.
Benin: Public conference
Public conference: Awareness raising of the Voluntary Guidelines on the realisation of the Right to Food and mobilisation of actors combating hunger. Organized by Social Watch of Benin, FAO and other NGOs in Benin.
Guatemala: Derecho a la Alimentación
Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil presentan en cooperación con la Procuraduría de Derechos Humanos y FIAN el Informe Alternativo del Derecho a la Alimentación en Guatemala, inforem de monitoreo basado en la Directrices Voluntarias. Organizado por CIIDH – Pastoral de la Tierra – REDSSAG – CONGCOOP – Plataforma Agraria - PDH, en Guatemala.
Spain: Actions in October
Round table discussion on agrofuels and the right to food, tales on the right to food in primary schools, Universities in Madrid, Andalucia, Castilla La Mancha: art performance on the right to food, exhibitions, conferences and DVD projection. Organized by Right to Food Campaign (Prosalus, Caritas, veterinaries Sin Fronteras, Ingeniería Sin Fronteras), FAO.