INFORMAL MEETING OF OBSERVERS OF INGOS
2014: The International Year of Family Farming and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure - opportunities for INGOs to disseminate information and detect best-practices at national level
The IYFF aims to raise the profile of family farming and small holder farming by focusing world attention on their important role in alleviating hunger and poverty, providing food and nutrition security, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and allowing a sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.
AHG was present at the meeting on 28 of May on
"Progress during the year following CFS’endorsement of the VGGT"
Session was opened by Deputy Director General Dan Gustafson. Reports from Climate, Energy and Tenure Division, Forestry Economics, Policy and Products Division and Fisheries and Aquaculture Economics and Policy Division Officers have been well illustrated on the subject of VGGT implementation.
Meeting Announcement 28 May
Meeting on “Supporting Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines”
MAY 16 - INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES 2013 -
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Families hold societies together, and intergenerational relationships extend this legacy over time. There is a growing recognition around the world that we need to strengthen policies promoting intergenerational solidarity and support intergenerational programmes and initiatives. This year’s International Day of Families is an occasion to celebrate connections among all members of the constellation that makes up a family. It is also an opportunity to reflect on how they are affected by social and economic trends – and in response what we can do to strengthen families.
Please find here the official message from the Secretary-Genera l for the International Day of Families 2013.
NGO Relations Section
Department of Public Information
United Nations Headquarters in New York
FAO's partnership strategies approved by Council
New focus on working together with civil society and private sector
Global Partnership Against Hunger
“Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance
of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests”
Best wishes! Global Prosperity in 2013
25 October 2012, Rome - FAO hands over workstation for Civil Society
WORLD FOOD WEEK 2012 - OCTOBER 15-20 at FAO
September launch of www.worldwewant2015.org
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PETITION ON THE RIGHT TO WATER AND SANITATION
FAO opens new liaison office for agricultural cooperatives
9 July 2012, Rome - FAO opened a new liaison office for cooperatives and producer organizations today in order to revitalize the Organization's collaboration with these organizations worldwide.
The opening comes a few days after the International Day of Cooperatives, celebrated on Saturday, July 7.
"We are confident that this liaison office will allow cooperatives and producer organizations to have a stronger voice as FAO's key partners in ending hunger and poverty," said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at the opening ceremony, which was attended by representatives of the International Cooperative Alliance and the World Farmers Organization.