In a landmark decision the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), in its Special 38th Session, endorsed a set of far-reaching global guidelines aimed at helping governments safeguard the rights of people to own or access land, forests and fisheries.
The new Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security outline principles and practices that governments can refer to when making laws and administering land, fisheries and forests rights.
During the session, statements were delivered by Dr. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO, and by the Chairmanship of the four (4) G-77 and China Regional Groups. Find below the full statements in English:
FAO Director General doc - pdf
Africa Chairmanship doc - pdf
Asia Chairmanship doc - pdf
GRULAC Chairmanship doc - pdf
Near East Chairmanship doc - pdf