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Civil Society ready to speak as one voice at World Committee on Food Security
13 Oct 2014 -
13 October 2014, Rome - Civil society representatives met last weekend at the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) to the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to reflect and prepare together their positions on issues to be discussed at the CFS this week. Protracted crisis, food losses and waste and fisheries and aquaculture were some of the main topics discussed during their annual ...
Civil Society Mechanism evaluates the Committee on World Food Security since its reform
11 Oct 2014 -
11 October 2014, Rome - Civil society plays a crucial role helping building consensus, giving a voice to the hungry, representing the diversity that exists in society and being a part of international decision-making processes, FAO Director-General told civil society representatives today at the Organization’s headquarters, where they began the ...
Le mécanisme international de la société civile se réunit pour son Forum annuel ce week-end à la FAO
10 Oct 2014 -
Plus de 200 représentants de la société civile se réuniront ce week-end pour discuter des questions relatives à la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition lors du Forum annuel 2014 du Mécanisme de la Société Civile (MSC), au siège de la FAO, pour se préparer pour la session plénière du Comité ...
2014 Right to Food and Nutrition Watch launched at FAO
The report highlights the crucial role of civil society in the progress made towards achieving the Right to Adequate Food
08 Oct 2014 -
8 October 2014, Rome – “Civil society has played a key role in the implementation of the Guidelines and has contribuited to including the Right to Adequate Food in the constitutions of 28 countries,” stated Jomo K. Sundaram, Assistant Director General – Coordinator for Economic and Social Development Department, FAO, ...
Food and ecosystems: the subject of agreement between UN agencies
UNEP and FAO to work together under new MoU
24 Sep 2014 -
New York, 24 September 2014 – In a world where increasing urbanization, rising populations, and expanding agricultural land use are encroaching on ecosystems and impacting on biodiversity, two United Nations agencies have come together to work for a more sustainable future. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and ...
Civil Society essential to reach the Right to Food
FAO Director-General meets the new UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
02 Jul 2014 -
2 July 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Hilal Elver,  the newly appointed Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food of the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) and agreed to work together on their complementary mandates. As 2014 marks ten years since ...
Civil Society and Private Sector participate in an informal meeting on ICN2
Non-state actors meet at FAO to discuss upcoming Second International Nutrition Conference (ICN2) with government representatives
20 Jun 2014 -
20 June 2014, Rome - Civil society, private sector and academia representatives met today at FAO headquarters in Rome with government representatives from the Organization’s member states to discuss the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), which will be jointly organized by FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO) in ...
FAO Director-General in talks with ActionAid International Executive Director Adriano Campolina
FAO and ActionAid International explore cooperation on family farming and sustainable agriculture
12 Jun 2014 -
June 12, 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, today metActionAid International Chief Executive Director, Adriano Campolina, to discuss potential areas of cooperation, including the promotion of family farming and the development of sustainable agriculture. Campolina welcomed what he described as the FAO Director-General’s innovative approach of opening to non-governmental ...
FAO forges closer links with the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty
FAO working to increase civil society’s profile in global efforts toward hunger reduction
23 May 2014 -
23 May 2014, Rome – FAO and the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC) are stepping up their cooperation to try and put those who produce food at the centre of the global debate on food and agriculture. In an exchange of letters that happened today, FAO recognized IPC's important role as a ...
Civil society joins the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean
More than 50 civil society representatives participated in discussions about climate change, family farming and other relevant topics
09 May 2014 -
Representatives of ten civil society organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean met FAO Director-General  during the Regional Conference this week in Santiago de Chile, to discuss about civil society contributions to South-South Cooperation, climate change,  land access and food sovereignty. The representative from the Latin American Agro-ecological Movement (MAELA, in ...
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