World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers (WFF)

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History

1997, Delhi (India).

Aims

Advocate for sustainable coastal communities and fisheries; uphold human rights and social justice for fishermen.

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Activities

Protects, defends and strengthens communities that depend on fishery for their livelihoods; assists members in securing and improving the economic viability and quality of life of fish harvesters, fishworkers and their communities; recognizes, protects and enhances the role of women in the fishing economy; promotes the resource as a common heritage of humanity; protects fishing communities, fish resources and fish habitats from both land-based and sea-based threats; promotes the primary role of fish harvesters and fish worker's organizations in managing fisheries and oceans, nationally and internationally; promotes food security both locally and worldwide; plays a monitoring role to ensure compliance by states and transnational corporations with relevant international agreements; encourages, assists and supports fish-harvesters and fishworkers to organize where they are not organized; improves communication between fish-harvesters and the scientific community; acknowledges and enhances the unique culture of fishing communities.

Structure

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 30 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

J0878

Last News Received

12. Aug 2013
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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