I have been participating in the debate through a group of CSOs giving input to FAO.
We have all been frustrated at the reluctance of the drafters to add in the text a mention to the alternative use of the concept of food sovereignty.
I do not need to add here, to the persons who have the expertise to contribute to this debate the important differences between F+NS and food sovereignty.
We are not advocating a total switch to this terminology; just an acknowledgement and a reason why this may not be a choice for FAO would help bringing the document up to the present.
Related links and resources:
The paper Coming to terms with terminology also available in in:
Arabic, Chinese and Russian
Nutrition-focused online consultation on the CFS Terminology Paper
Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)
CFS37 Final Report, 2011 (PDF)
FSN Forum Discussion: Do current Food Security concepts serve the fight against hunger?
The FSN Forum is supported by the project Coherent food security responses: incorporating right to food into global and regional food security initiatives.