2017 Food policy

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Recommendation for Pakistan, par. 70 (2017)

Text of the recommendation

70. The Committee recommends that the State party take all steps necessary to address persisting acute hunger and malnutrition and, in particular, the critical nutritional needs of infants and children. It also recommends that the State party allocate sufficient resources for the full implementation of the infant and young child feeding strategy and that it adopt a legislative framework protecting the right to adequate food and nutrition and a national action plan on food security and nutrition that is in line with the Committee’s 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.

Year 2017
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
Groups Affected Children and adolescents


Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women,Concluding observations on the initial report of Pakistan, E/C.12/PAK/CO/1 (2017). Par. 70. Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=4slQ6QSmlBEDzFEovLCuW3lUtW8Y9xuIXXVdepJkLEBl2eTfzdc0EmUYq2yOFEIParZxt9%2BGle%2FD3RkqHcm8K2ErJQElBGHXuMReih5YHD3N8rgWLP3z%2BXynWwmk1H4e