United Nations


General Assembly

Distr.: General

12 April 2022

Original: English

Human Rights Council

Forty- nin th session

28 February–1 April 2022

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 31 March 2022

4 9 / 13. Mandate of Special Rapporteur on the right to food

The Human Rights Council,

Recalling all previous resolutions of the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council on the right to food, and all resolutions of the Commission on Human Rights on the issue,

Recalling also Human Rights Council resolutions 5/1, on institution-building of the Human Rights Council, and 5/2, on the Code of Conduct for Special Procedure Mandate Holders of the Council, of 18 June 2007, and stressing that all mandate holders shall discharge their duties in accordance with those resolutions and the annexes thereto,

Recalling further all previous Human Rights Council resolutions on the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the right to food,

Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides that everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for his or her health and well-being, including food, as well as all relevant provisions set up in other internationally agreed commitments and development goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals,

Recognizing in that context that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis is exacerbating food insecurity, including through its devastating impact on the livelihoods of people, agriculture and food systems, value chains, food prices, nutrition and food security,

Recognizing also that other interrelated global crises are likely to increase food insecurity globally, including the risk that millions of people could face famine in many regions of the world, and acknowledging the important role of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Food Programme, among other relevant United Nations development-related agencies, funds and programmes in that regard,

1.Takes note with appreciation of the work of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food in the matters related to the mandate;

2.Decides to extend the mandate of Special Rapporteur for a period of three years to enable the mandate holder to continue to work in accordance with the mandate established by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 6/2 of 27 September 2007;

3.Requests the Secretary-General and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to continue to provide all the human and financial resources necessary for the effective fulfilment of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur;

4.Calls upon all Governments to cooperate with and assist the Special Rapporteur by supplying all necessary information requested by the mandate holder, and to give serious consideration to responding favourably to the requests of the Special Rapporteur to visit their countries to enable more effective fulfilment of the mandate;

5.Invites Governments, relevant United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, treaty bodies, civil society actors, including non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to cooperate fully with the Special Rapporteur in the fulfilment of the mandate through, inter alia, the submission of comments and suggestions on ways and means of realizing the right to food;

6.Requests the Special Rapporteur to report annually on the implementation of the mandate to the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly in accordance with their programmes of work;

7.Decides to continue its consideration of this matter under the same agenda item in accordance with its programme of work.

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[Adopted without a vote.]