Global Forum on Sustainable Food and Nutritional Security

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1997, Brasilia (Brazil).


Provide a platform with a 'South' perspective for civil society networks and organizations sharing concern for sustainable food and nutritional security; work together to guarantee that the right to food for everyone, regardless of age or gender, is placed above economic interests of the market; secure a say in relevant national, regional and international policy negotiation processes.

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Special emphasis on follow up to the World Food Summit and on preparation for WTO revision of GATT agreements in 1999. Work plan has 11 themes, each with identified initiators and focus point for the baseline work:

 • 1. Case studies demonstrating effects of WTO and other international norms on food production and security and on quality of life, highlighting small producers, peasant communities, marginal rural and urban populations and consumers in different countries.

 • 2. Alternative global proposal on sustainable food and nutritional security.

 • 3. Calendar of international activities related to the subject.

 • 4. Mapping of related international, regional and sub-regional initiatives (governmental or from civil society) to facilitate exchange of knowledge and help identify partners.

 • 5. Expanding the social base through increased participation of urban and rural small producers, workers, consumer organizations and other institutions in the network.

 • 6. Auditing the implementation of relevant commitments made and agreements accorded by governments in different conferences and summits, with emphasis on the World Food Summit.

 • 7. Publication of newsletters monitoring food and nutrition security policy of each country.

 • 8. Steering Group of NGOs/CBOs to seek participation of civil society in the WTO process.

 • 9. Development of NGO capabilities in negotiating and lobbying.

 • 10. Development of communication strategy.

 • 11. Fund raising.


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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Society
  • Amenities
    • Food
  • Health Care
    • Nutrition
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development
  • Security
    • Security
  • Peace
    • Rights

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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