2015 Food policy Other Health-related issues

Commitee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Recommendation for Chile par. 25 (2015)

Text of the recommendation

25. The Committee is concerned at the rising rate of obesity due to the nutritional changes occurring in the State party and the lack of comprehensive measures currently addressing this problem (art. 11).

The Committee recommends that the State party should intensify its efforts to devise a comprehensive national strategy for the protection and promotion of the right to adequate food, which promotes healthier diets and incorporates aspects related to trade, territorial planning, education and fiscal policy, and is developed with the participation of all the stakeholders involved. The Committee refers the State party to its general comment No. 12 (1999) on the right to adequate food and the Voluntary Guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security, adopted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Chile, E/C.12/CHL/CO/4, (2015). Par. 25. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=E%2fC.12%2fCHL%2fCO%2f4&Lang=en