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Renewed FAO Strategy for Cooperation with CSOs: from consensus to action

Civil Society Parallel Sessions

On Friday, 21 June from 12:30 to 13:30 in the Austria room (C237) there will be a discussion titled: Renewed FAO Strategy for Cooperation with CSOs: from consensus to action.

The FAO Strategy for Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations was adopted by FAO Member States during the 146th Session of the Council. The strategy is a consensus document, incorporating the comments and views received from civil society, Member States and FAO staff at headquarters and decentralized level. The inclusive consultation process conducted by the Partnerships and Advocacy Branch (OCPP) in the finalization of this strategy was praised by Member States during the Council, as well as by CSOs. The strategy identifies six areas of collaboration and two levels of interaction with different rationales and modus operandi: global-headquarters and decentralized (regional, national, local).

The implementation of the strategy, which will be the core issue for discussion during this session, will be focused on strengthening partnerships with CSOs at the decentralized level. The discussion will be chaired by Marcela Villarreal, Director OCP, and with the participation of:

  • Antonio Onorati, Coordinator International Planning Committee on Food Sovereignty;
  • Natalie Feistritzer, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Austria to FAO; and
  • Yon Fernández de Larrinoa, Team leader Civil Society OCPP.

 

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