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مراقبو الدستور الغذائي

          تتمحور ولاية الدستور الغذائي على قيم جوهرية تتمثل في التعاون والشمولية وبناء التوافق في الآراء والشفافية. وتؤدي المنظمات الحكومية وغير الحكومية، العامة منها والخاصة على حد سواء، دورًا حيويًا في ضمان امتثال نصوص الدستور الغذائي لأعلى مستويات الجودة واستنادها إلى أسس علمية سليمة.

 

          وكانت سلطة الدستور الغذائي لتكون محدودةً في مجال وضع المواصفات الدولية لو لم يرحب الدستور الغذائي بمساهمات المراقبين القيّمة ويعترف بها. وتساهم الأجهزة الفنية المتخصصة والقطاع وجمعيات المستهلكين في عملية وضع المواصفات بروح الانفتاح والتعاون والشفافية.

 

          ويجوز للمنظمات الحكومية الدولية والمنظمات غير الحكومية أن تطلب الحصول على صفة مراقب لدى الدستور الغذائي لكي تكون حاضرة في كل مرحلة من مراحل عملية وضع المواصفات ولتدلي بآرائها خلالها.

تتألف هيئة الدستور الغذائي حالياً من: 211 منظمة من منظمات الأمم المتحدة - 48 منظمة دولية حكومية، 147 منظمة غير حكومية و 16 منظمة من منظمات الأمم المتحدة.

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