2017 Food policy

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Recommendation for Uruguay par. 40 and 41 (2017)

Text of the recommendation

40. The Committee is concerned about the high rates of obesity in the State party and the lack of comprehensive, effective measures for addressing this problem (arts. 11 and 12).

41. The Committee recommends that the State party redouble its efforts to design a comprehensive national strategy for upholding the right to adequate food, along with programmes for promoting healthier diets. It also recommends that this strategy cover matters relating to marketing, land use planning, education and fiscal policy and that all stakeholders take part in its development. The Committee refers the State party to its general comment No. 12 (1999) on the right to adequate food and to the Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security adopted by the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Concluding observations on the fifth periodic report of Uruguay, E/C.12/URY/CO/5, (2017). Par. 40; 41. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=E%2fC.12%2fURY%2fCO%2f5&Lang=en