Commitments to affected populations
Amidst a growing acknowledgement that accountability to affected populations must be addressed by the system as a whole, FAO has joined with its humanitarian partners in the Inter-Agency Steering Committee (IASC) to adopt clear commitments on accountability to affected populations, and to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse by its own personnel or partners.
FAO’s overall goal to improve policy and practice in AAP is underpinned by seven core commitment areas that provide the framework for focused improvement activities.
FAO has committed to:
- Strengthening leadership and governance to embed good practice within the organisation’s management structures and to ensure that FAO’s staff deliver on its commitments;
- Greater and more routine transparency, two-way communication, and information provision for affected communities;
- Offer means for communities to provide feedback on programmes and to submit complaints, and to ensure that they receive a timely response;
- Enable fair and representative participation of all sections of affected populations, including the most vulnerable and marginalised;
- Mainstream AAP into design, monitoring and evaluation activities, ensuring an appropriate focus on AAP and participation;
- Prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by FAO personnel and implementing partners;
- Collaborate with peers and partners to deliver on AAP commitments in a coordinated and coherent way.