10 Years of the FAO Right to Food Guidelines
Progress, Obstacles & the Way Ahead
MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS OF THIS REPORT ARE IMPORTANT TO WOMEN.
10 Years of the FAO Right to Food Guidelines - Progress, Obstacles & the Way Ahead
Civil Society Synthesis Paper for the 41st Session of the UN Committee on World Food SecurityTen years ago, in November 2004, the FAO Council adopted the Voluntary Guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.
But what happened in the last ten years? What trends and events have shaped the context in which the right to food must be implemented? What, if any, successes at implementation have been achieved at the national, regional, and global level? What obstacles and challenges have inhibited progress? And how do we move forward to ensure a world where every person and community can enjoy the right to adequate food and nutrition?
To mark the 10th anniversary of the RtAF Guidelines, civil society and social movements contributing to the promotion and defense of the human right to adequate food and food sovereignty have embarked on a critical assessment of where we are now in the struggle for solidifying the human right to adequate food and nutrition and where we must go.
This paper is a product of a broad civil society consultation process, facilitated by the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition, with the political support of the member organizations of the Civil Society Mechanism to the Committee on World Food Security.
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Women-Food Security-Peace & Conflict
FAO CFS 41 Panel - Rome
WOMEN - FOOD SECURITY - PEACE & CONFLICT
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Iran Room, FAO
- H.E. Staffan De Mistura - UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to Syria - To Be Confirmed
- Ms. Hilal Elver - UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
- Ms. Ilaria Bottigliero, International Development Law Organization – IDLO Director, Research & Learning
- Mr. Stanlake Samkange – Director of Policy, Programme, & Innovation Division, WFP
- Ms. Marta Benavides, El Salvador - 23rd Century Movement for Sustainable Peace, Women's Major Group for Development
- Ms. Lois A. Herman – Coordinator, WUNRN, Women’s UN Report Network & WILPF FAO Delegate
- Ms. Maris Gavino, WOCAN Liaison to UN
Coffee & Tea Will Be Served.
FAO-Website-Survey: thinking for the future
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Post-its of the Coordinator of AHG attending FAO Conference 2013:
ROME, JUNE 15-22
POST-ITS DURING the 38th SESSION OF THE FAO CONFERENCE
INFORMAL MEETING OF OBSERVERS OF INGOS
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”
Best wishes! Global Prosperity in 2013
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
WORLD FOOD WEEK 2012 - OCTOBER 15-20 at FAO
AFRICA - AFRIQUE
BENIN 22 – 24, NOVEMBRE 2012
Palais des Congrès Cotonou, BENIN
THÈME : « Femmes rurales et nouvelles opportunités d’affaires »
CGIAR Strategy and Results Framework (SRF) Action Plan Online Review and Consultations
In November 2012 the Funders Forum will consider the Strategy and Results Framework (SRF) Action Plan which addresses omissions from the February 2011 version of the SRF. This SRF Action Plan is going to strongly influence the CGIAR Performance Management System and the consideration of foresight within the CGIAR. It will therefore both influence the current and future direction of research within the CGIAR. As it will be a key CGIAR document we want stakeholders to be able to provide feedback on the document during the drafting process.
Phase 1: E-Feedback The draft SRF Action Plan will be ready for consultations on the 31st August. We will make this available to those who have registered though this form. This form is open now and will continue to be open through September 30th. Those who have registered will be provided with the Draft SRF Action Plan for comment on the 3rd September 2012 (if all goes to plan). From the 3rd until the 9th September 2012 participants will be able to submit comments freely on any aspect of the SRF Action Plan. This process of seeking feedback will be termed E-Feedback.
Phase 2: E-Consult The comments will then be collated and the key areas of discussion will be identified for further discussion which will be termed E-Consult. A facilitated consultation will then take place on these issues from the 24-30th September 2012. The conclusions from E-Consult will be provided to the SRF Working Group of CGIAR Science Leaders for consideration in the final version of the SRF Action Plan which will be submitted to the Funders Forum for their approval.
To get involved in these discussions please register here.
October 2012: relevant articles linked to Civil Society and FAO work
31 October - Cooperatives crucial allies in fight against hunger
31 October - FAO Special Ambassador for Cooperatives receives Rochdale Pioneers Award
29 October – Land deals in Africa have led to a wild west – bring on the sheriff, says FAO
The Guardian ES
The Guardian FR
25 October 2012 - FAO hands over workstation for Civil Society
15 October 2012 - Annual Civil Society Forum opens in Rome
12 October 2012 - Director-General meets with Civil Society Organizations
“Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development”
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March 22, World Water Day
Have a look at the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) Booklet
CSM Booklet: is an easy and simple guide to the CSOs to better inform about the reformed CFS (Committee on World Food Security) and the CSM (Civil society mechanism).
The Booklet is prepared with support from IFSN (International Food Security Network), and it is a result of the collective effort from a wide range of CSM members.
It contains an updated contact details as well. It is also available in: http://www.ifsn.info/images/Publications/IFSN_CSM_CFSGuide.pdf.
We thank all who supported and helped to produce this.
2012 Civil Society more organised at FAO Regional Conferences - We were there
FAO regional group priorities (the agenda of the Conference), modalities of intervention of the CS representatives, as well as the items of interest in the EU-Central Asia region were examined. The current FAO discussions on regionalization of CFS reform and elements for the multi-stakeholder meeting with governments and private sector were also discussed taking into account that it is New that CS meeting will be part of the FAO regional meeting in Baku where also a meeting of the European commission on Agriculture (ECA) and a ministerial conference for the final decision on FAO work plan and budget will be made.
AHG will consider all organizations' presence and participation at the Regional Conferences, reports to present and suggestions at the next meeting on February 2nd.
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Final Text of Voluntary Guidelines available online
The other languages versions will be made available as soon as they have been translated.
2011 World Food Week - October 17-20 - we were there
Policy Roundtable - Gender, Food Security and Nutrition
October 19 ~ Side Event
World Bank - Gender Equality...
Women in Agriculture - Side Event at FAO 2011 on June 30 - we were there
The SOFA 2011 report "Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development" was presented by Marcela Villarreal, Director of the FAO's Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division, not only moved the audience, but also supported what many have thought all along: "We need more women in Agriculture". The findings on "Women in Agriculture: Closing the gender gap for Development" demonstrated that proper access to resources and a major improvement in the policies and laws to cover the gender gap, will have a long lasting impact on economic growth. Closing the gender gap in development will reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 12 to 17 percent which will translate into 100 to 150 million people lifted out of poverty. This hard work which aligns with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will require great collaboration among governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and agricultural sectors.
The Ad Hoc Group which included members from the IFBPW, Rotary International, Soroptimist International, Lions Clubs International, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, International Catholic Rural Association, Federation Internationale des Femmes des Carri�res Jurisdiques, ActionAid, International Federation for Home Economics and CIDSE (16 Catholic development organizations from Europe and North America) all agreed with the SOFA report. The participants shared their messages, comments, projects, developing activities and suggested possible solutions.
The message to spread was clear: closing the gender gap in development means social and economic well being of the society not only today but, more importantly, in the future.
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IFHE - NL September 2011 Soroptimist International BPW
FAO Conference 2011 June 25-July 2
30th June 2011 - 13:00/14:30
Philippines Room C277-281
• Words from FAO
• Reports from International NGOs:
• Rotary International
• Soroptimist International
• Lions Clubs International
• International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
• International Catholic Rural Association
• Statements from the floor
• Federation Internationale des Femmes des carrières juridiques
• Action Aid
• International Federation For Home Economics
• International Alliance of Women
International Women Day at FAO - we were there
FAO, IFAD and WFP - International Women’s Day
Agriculture: closing the gender gap
The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11
Tuesday March 8 2011 - 9:30/12:30
Green Room, FAO Headquarters
• INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN
• IFHE - CONFRONTING FAMILY POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION
• WILPF - WOMEN, RIGHT TO FOOD, FOOD SECURITY
• SOROPTIMIST AND INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AT FAO
• INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR HOME ECONOMICS