Policy Support and Governance Gateway


FAO’s Collaboration with Parliamentary Networks - Engaging with parliamentarians to promote food security and nutrition and sustainable agrifood systems

Parliamentary action is critical to securing the right to adequate food and transforming food systems that deliver healthy diets for all. Food security and nutrition indicators tend to show significant improvement when there is strong political will informing public policies and programmes anchored in legislation. FAO, through its Partnerships and UN Collaboration Division, seeks partnership and closer collaboration with parliamentarians, considering these relationships as key to its work on meeting mutual commitments on food and nutrition security, including the right to adequate food. In line with the FAO Strategic Framework 2022-2031, which seeks to support the 2030 Agenda through the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, FAO continues to widen and deepen its collaboration with parliamentarians. In 2023, the Second Global Parliamentary Summit against Hunger and Malnutrition resulted in the approval of the first Global Parliamentary Pact against Hunger and Malnutrition. The Pact represents a historic milestone in the fight to end hunger and achieve food security for all, as the first global parliamentary pact on the progressive realization of the right to adequate food and the transformation of agrifood systems.