Policy Support and Governance

UNFF - United Nations Forum on Forests

In October 2000, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) established the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), a subsidiary body with the main objective to promote the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests [...]
FAO Role: Strategic Partner
Keyword: Biodiversity, Conservation, Rural development, Forests, Governance, Natural resources, Poverty, Sustainable development

VGGT - Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security promote secure tenure rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests as a means of eradicating hunger and [...]
FAO Role: Convener
Keyword: Biodiversity, Fisheries, Food security, Forests, Governance, Land, Natural resources, Poverty, Rural development, Sustainable development, Tenure, Zero hunger

World Water Council

The World Water Council is an international multi-stakeholder platform. It aims to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, [...]
FAO Role: Strategic Partner
Keyword: Conservation, Environmental sustainability, Governance, Rural livelihoods, Multi-stakeholder partnerships, Rural development, Water

ZHC - Zero Hunger Challenge

UN Secretary General’s Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC) was launched at the Rio+20 Summit in June 2012. The ZHC encourages investment in five major areas of work ranging from increasing agricultural productivity, incomes and access to food, and strengthening the sustainability [...]
FAO Role: Convener
Keyword: Agriculture, Food security, Food systems, Nutrition, Poverty, Rural development, Rural livelihoods, Zero hunger
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