FAO Policy and Strategy
for Cooperation
with Non-Governmental
and Civil Society Organizations

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FAO 1999


Statement by the Director-General

Executive summary

1. Introduction

1.1 The context
1.2 A basis for partnership

2. Strategies and priorities for action

2.1 Information sharing and analysis
2.2 Policy dialogue
2.3 Field Programme
2.4 Resource mobilization

3. Managing NGO/CSO cooperation in FAO

3.1 Revising formal status and meeting attendance
3.2 Integrating partnerships in FAO's programme planning
3.3 Promoting a "partnership culture" within FAO
3.4 Strengthening the capacity of decentralized offices to build relations with civil society
3.5 Strengthening Headquarters' capacity and Organization-wide networking

4. Technical issues

Recent innovations in UN system relations with NGOs