2018 Food policy

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Recommendation for Bangladesh, par. 57 and 58 (2018)

Text of the recommendation

57. The Committee recommends that the State party redouble its efforts to:

(a) Prevent food crises, including through the effective forecasting of food shortages and by securing food availability and distribution for areas in need;

(b) Fully implement the Food Safety Act, 2013 and the related rules of 2014;

(c) Develop a national strategy for food and nutrition security, taking into account the Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security.

58. The Committee draws the attention of the State party to its general comment No. 12 (1999) on the right to adequate food.

Year 2018
Topic Food policy
Document Type Country Recommendations
Policy Area Food and nutrition security
Human Rights Comiteee CESCR
Human Rights Right to health Right to adequate food and nutrition


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,Concluding observations on the initial report of Bangladesh, E/C.12/BGD/CO/1 (2018). Par. 57 and 58. Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=4slQ6QSmlBEDzFEovLCuWwpdI7QZ9ZIlVnEnVcAytL1KqJU9GxfzRiExOku4WSVPsJDWOR5qJpoyl4XsHdw%2FeT5bGQbWuN6yiMNz%2BUPYMnJv1oKGMtYvPbtbCvtNnAlT