FAO has signed a new partnership agreement with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the world's largest humanitarian network, to help improve food security and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities. FAO and the IFRC have agreed that FAO will provide technical guidance to complement IFRC's extensive network of 13 million volunteers - who in turn reach some 150 million people - to assist poor households cope with threats and disasters that impact agriculture, food security and nutrition. More...
This short film includes interviews with representatives from civil society and FAO, sharing their views and perspectives on how the Organization collaborates with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), social movements and member-based organizations in the fight against hunger and poverty. The film will be presented by Ms Marcela Villarreal, Director, Office for Communication, Partnerships and Advocacy (OCP). After the documentary, there will be a short Q&A session. The premiere is part of the CSO Dialogues, a series of informal conversations with civil society representatives on key issues of concern to FAO.
Indigenous peoples have repeatedly asked for a more systematic dialogue with United Nations agencies. In 2010, FAO released the "FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples", with the objective to provide guidance to the agency's various technical units and encourage staff in headquarters and in the regions, as well as staff in FAO representations, to engage more systematically and responsibly with indigenous peoples and their organizations.
The Civil Society team (OCPP) took the opportunity to interview some of the representatives and to ask their opinions about the work FAO is doing with the indigenous peoples.