Thursday, April 21, 2011


E-CONSULTATION: FAO Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and Other Natural Resources

The zero draft of the FAO’s “Voluntary Guidelines on responsible governance of tenure of land and other natural resources” is now available for review and comment through an e-consultation. This consultation is open to all interested parties through this internet site from 18 April to 16 May 2011.

The zero draft is based on an inclusive consultation process held during 2009-10 which was carried out in partnership with UN Agencies, countries, civil society and the private sector. Global and regional concerns regarding tenure governance were identified through an inclusive process of consultations. Regional consultations were held in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Jordan, Namibia, Panama, Romania, the Russian Federation, Samoa and Viet Nam. These regional consultations brought together almost 700 people, from 133 countries, representing the public and private sectors, civil society and academia. Four consultations, held specifically for civil society in Africa; Asia; Europe and Central and West Asia; and Latin America, were attended by almost 200 people from 70 countries, and an additional private sector consultation drew over 70 people from 21 countries. The findings of these consultations are reported here.

The zero draft is also consistent with international and regional instruments, including the Millennium Development Goals, that address human rights and tenure rights.

Comments to the zero draft will inform the preparation of the first draft of the Voluntary Guidelines which will be submitted for review and finalization at a plenary session led by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) from 25 to 28 July.

More information.

Deadline: May 16, 2011

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