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09 May 2013
Making their voices heard
Please join us for our third CSO dialogue this coming Wednesday 15 May from 1-2 pm in the Iran Room (B116 bis). FAO has the pleasure of welcoming Mirna Cunningham, current chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Proposed agenda Moderator: Marcela Villareal, Director of the Office of Communication, Partnerships and Advocacy Opening remarks Points for discussion: Permanent Forum’s key issues for 2013-2014 and linkages with FAO’s work; Entry points for greater FAO engagement on these matters; Perspectives on Strategic Objective 1: establishing enabling environments: creating spaces for meaningful participation of civil society actors among them indigenous peoples International Year of Family Farming 2014: opportunities for indigenous peoples’...
25 Apr 2013
New focus on partnerships with civil society organizations and the private sector
This week, FAO Council approved and adopted two important FAO partnerships strategies: FAO Strategy for Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations and FAO Strategy for Partnerships with the Private Sector. The approval of these revised strategies will allow FAO, especially at field level, to better establish partnerships with civil society and private sector stakeholders in its different activities as outlined in the Country Programming Frameworks (CPFs).    Implementation and Tools Both strategies identify six main areas of collaboration and two main levels of interaction (global level and decentralized level) and will be accompanied a by a...
15 Apr 2013
This is the first in a series of civil society organization (CSO) dialogues
The Office of Partnerships and Advocacy Branch (OCPP) is launching a series of CSO dialogues on key issues of concern to FAO. The dialogues provide a forum for civil society perspectives to be heard and discussed with FAO staff. The first session titled Plant Genetic Resources: perspectives from the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC) will be held on Tuesday April 16th. The IPC will present its working group on seeds and agrobiodiversity.  IPC is an international network that brings together several global and regional organizations representing small scale food producers, fisherfolks, agricultural workers and indigenous peoples. It plays an active...
09 Apr 2013
Representatives of indigenous peoples talk about joint work
Currently there are more than 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples in some 70 countries around the world. They have made relevant contributions to the world´s heritage thanks to their traditional understanding of ecosystem management. However, indigenous peoples are among the world´s most vulnerable, marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the world. 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...
06 Apr 2013
FAO's governing Council today approved two new Strategies aimed at strengthening FAO's partnerships with civil society organizations on the one hand and the private sector on the other.
Rome - FAO's  governing Council today approved two new Strategies aimed at strengthening FAO's partnerships with civil society organizations on the one hand and the private sector on the other. The Strategies provide a framework for FAO's work with private and civil society partners in pursuit of the Organization's Strategic Objectives and the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.Thanking the Council for its approval, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said, "We have repeated many times that it is possible to end hunger only if we work together. These strategies show that we are committed to working with...