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Cooperatives
01 Jan 2012
These good practices show how group collaboration within organizations and with economic actors and policy-makers, enable small producers to fully participate in the economic, social, and political life of the society they live in. Rural institutions are a tool for social change and economic progress. In order to design efficient policies, decision-makers and development practitioners need to improve their understanding of the factors that can facilitate or inhibit small producers’ collective performance. While highlighting the success factors for small producer organizations to thrive, these good practices can allow development practitioners and other stakeholders to learn from successful initiatives in various...
Cooperatives
01 Jan 2012
These good practices show how group collaboration within organizations and with economic actors and policy-makers, enable small producers to fully participate in the economic, social, and political life of the society they live in. Rural institutions are a tool for social change and economic progress. In order to design efficient policies, decision-makers and development practitioners need to improve their understanding of the factors that can facilitate or inhibit small producers’ collective performance. While highlighting the success factors for small producer organizations to thrive, these good practices can allow development practitioners and other stakeholders to learn from successful initiatives in various...
Private Sector
16 Jun 2011
This publication contains the "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework", which were developed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. The Special  Representative  annexed  the  Guiding  Principles  to  his  final  report  to  the  Human Rights Council (A/HRC/17/31), which also includes an introduction to the Guiding Principles and an overview of the process that led to their development.
Private Sector
30 Nov 2004
The Voluntary Guidelines to support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Food in the context of national food security are a practical tool to help implement the right to adequate food, which are founded on human rights principles. They were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) at its 30th Session and adopted by FAO Council in November 2004, after two years of intergovernmental negotiations that counted with the relevant participation of civil society.
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