In spite of the strong legal development of the right to adequate food in Guatemala and of the broad institutional structure of the State, which could lead to expect an acceptable level of validity and effectiveness of the right to food, Guatemala not only presents the most alarming level of malnutrition in Latin America, but also one of the world´s worst.

Considering this, several Guatemalan organizations and networks promoted the formation of an International Fact-Finding Mission which, from an external perspective, would verify possible cases of violations of the right to food in the country.

A broad coalition of international organizations – FIAN, the international peasant movement La Via Campesina, CIFCA, CIDSE, FIDH and OMCT, including the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT) accepted and were part of an International Fact-Finding Mission, which was in Guatemala from November 11 to 23, 2009, counting also with the support of Bread for the World and APRODEV.

FIND HERE THE FINAL REPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL FACT-FINDING MISSION.

 

 

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