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Project Fact Sheet for 00080748

Project / Programme Title
Development of Right to Food Law
Brief Project Description
Background and Rationale The Right to adequate food is a human right, inherent in all people, to have regular, permanent and unrestricted access, either directly or by means of financial purchases, to quantitatively and qualitatively adequate and sufficient food corresponding to the cultural traditions of people to which the consumer belongs, and which ensures a physical and mental, individual and collective fulfilling and dignified life free of fear. The right to food is protected under international human rights and humanitarian law and the correlative state obligations are equally well-established under international law. The right to food is recognized in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The right to food implies three types of state obligations - the obligation to respect, protect and fulfil. The obligation to respect requires governments not to take any measures that arbitrarily deprive people of their right to food. The obligation to protect means that states should enforce appropriate laws and take other relevant measures to prevent third parties, including individuals and corporations, from violating the right to food of others. The obligation to fulfil (facilitate and provide) entails that governments must pro-actively engage in activities intended to strengthen people’s access to and utilization of resources so as to facilitate their ability to feed themselves. As a last resort, whenever an individual or group is unable to enjoy the right to adequate food for reasons beyond their control, states have the obligation to fulfil that right directly. In order to ensure that the Government fulfils its obligations, especially the obligation to protect, it is crucial that an adequate legislation of the right to food is in place. The legal recognition of a right to food is indeed a landmark measure and deserves great credit as it gives the citizens the right to claim for their rights and realise their entitlements. Since 2008 that UNDP has been engaged in discussion with the Parliament (Agriculture Rural Development, Economic Activities and Services Commission), in collaboration with FAO, aiming at the development of the Right to Food Law. Despite the interest demonstrated by the Parliamentary Commission to initiate and work in the development of the legislation, the process was delayed due primarily to parliamentary agenda constraints resulting from three simultaneous elections called for October 28, 2009, and, in 2010, the internal organizational priorities of the newly elected Legislature. The new parliamentary Commission reiterated its commitment to move forward with the legislation, and discussions are on the way to support the process. The purpose of this project is to support the Parliament in initiating and developing the Law on the Right to Food, as part of UNDP efforts to support the country in the fulfilment of MDG 1- Eradicate Extreme Poverty as well as to improve food security. This support will be provided in coordination and partnership with key stakeholders.
Donor
UNDP
Donor Agency / UN Agency
UNDP
Government Counterparts
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Project Information

Project Status
Completed
Mozambican Project Number
00080748
Fonte de Recurso
231UNDP
Actual Start - End
2012-01-01 / 2016-12-31
Planned Start - End
2012-01-01 / 2015-12-31
Date of Signature of MoU/Contract
2015-12-31 00:00:00 UTC
National / Regional
National 
Type of Implementation
Multilateral 
Project Contact Person
Julieta Sevene Olimpia 
Project Internet Link
 
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Funding Information

Aid Modality
General Budget Support
Currency
USD
Type of Funding
Grant
On/Off Budget
On Budget
On/Off Treasury
Off Treasury
Funding Totals
Disbursements
0 EUR
Commitments
114,000 EUR
Undisbursed
114,000 EUR
Historic Funding
Disbursements
0 EUR
Commitments
0 EUR
Funding 2012
Disbursements
0 EUR
Commitments
108,000 EUR
Disbursements 1st Quarter
0 EUR
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
0 EUR
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
0 EUR
Disbursements 4th Quarter
0 EUR

Classification

Channel of Delivery
  • UNDP
Extending Agencies
  • UNDP
Sectors
100.0%
52000 Developmental Food Aid/Food Security Assistance
MDGs
  • Poverty
Focal Regions
Cidade de Maputo
100.0%
  • All districts