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Call for input on the Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States

FAO is seeking stakeholder input on the draft Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States.

Who should participate?             
All stakeholders, including national governments, private sector, civil society, academia, the scientific community, local authorities, international organizations, donors and development partners. 

What is needed?                            

Your input on the Draft Global Action Programme
(The final version will be presented at the FAO Conference: 3-8 July 2017)

By when?
                                        
April 12, 2017


How should I submit my input?
Through an e-consultation system.
Please register here.

Background

FAO is working in close collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing (UN-OHRLLS) to respond to the invitation of the S.A.M.O.A. Pathway by developing a “Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States."

The Global Action Programme (GAP) aims to accelerate action on food security and nutrition to support the sustainable development of SIDS, assisting their efforts to reach the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Developed for all SIDS, the GAP is global in scale and has been developed as a guidance document to align existing strategies and plans and to identify and fill in gaps.

The GAP recommends actions at local, national, regional and global levels to achieve three objectives:

  1. Create enabling environments for food security and nutrition; 
  2. Promote sustainable, resilient, and nutrition-sensitive food systems; and 
  3. Empower people and communities for improved food security and nutrition.

The final version of the GAP will include an implementation plan and will be launched at the 40th Session of the FAO Conference (3-8 July 2017). A High-Level Political Forum side event to present the GAP is also planned.

For more information or for additional assistance in using the e-consultation system, please contact: Armine Avagyan at armine.avagyan@fao.org

Small Island Developing States

The following is a list of Small Island Developing States that are UN/FAO members:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cabo Verde, Comoros, Cook Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.