The Zero Draft has been developed based on the Terms of Reference endorsed by the CFS Plenary in October 2012. It reflects all major issues discussed during earlier deliberations of the Open Ended Working Group (OEWG). The purpose of the Zero Draft is to serve as a basis for discussion and feedback ahead of the series of regional consultations and outreach events.
The CFS Secretariat is coordinating consultations to take place from November 2013 - February 2014, including regional consultations and a global e-consultation. Feedback received through the consultation process will be addressed to formulate a First Draft which will subsequently be negotiated by the Open Ended Working Group and presented to the 41st session of the CFS in 2014 for endorsement by Plenary.
CFS 40, 2013
The inclusive consultative process launched in 2012 with the establishment of the OEWG continued during the inter-sessional period through a number of technical and outreach activities, in order to arrive at an agreement on the Zero Draft for consultation.
CFS 39, 2012
CFS approved an inclusive consultation process to develop and ensure broad ownership of principles for responsible agricultural investments. The expected outcome is a set of principles to promote investments in agriculture that contribute to food security and nutrition and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.
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