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Event: FCPF Participants Assembly and Participants Committee Meeting [viewed]

Organized by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), the twentieth meeting of the Participants Committee is expected to address the readiness package of Costa Rica and mid-term progress reports with requests for additional funding by Chile, Mozambique and Nepal. The eighth meeting of the Participants Assembly is expected to hear reports and address administrative and legal matters. A joint FCPF/UN-REDD Programme Knowledge Exchange Day is scheduled for 8 November.  

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FAO, GM Publication Discusses How Policy Makers Can Generate Finance for Landscape Restoration [viewed]

fao_headquarters20 October 2015: The Forest Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have released a policy paper on the role of public policy makers in attracting greater investments in 'Sustainable Financing for Forest and Landscape Restoration' (FLR). The publication outlines how policy makers can generate an enabling environment for mobilizing FLR finance.

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State of Europe's Forests Report Indicates Significant Progress [viewed]

Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally-Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests4)21 October 2015: Launched on the occasion of the seventh FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference, held from 20-21 October 2015 in Madrid, Spain, the 'State of Europe's Forests 2015' report shows expansion of Europe's forest area and progress on sustainable forest management.

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UNCCD GM and Partners Convene Forests and Landscape Forum [viewed]

Global Mechanism15 October 2015: Held from 13-15 October 2015, on the occasion of the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 12) in Ankara, Turkey, the Forests and Landscape Forum focused on ecosystem and landscape approaches to tackling land degradation and promoting restoration.

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FAO Calls for Member Contributions to First State of the World's Aquatic GRFA Report [viewed]

fao_headquartersOctober 2015: The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has launched a request to FAO members to submit country reports with relevant information regarding the state and management of farmed aquatic species and their wild relatives under national jurisdiction, for the preparation of the first report on the state of the world's aquatic genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA).

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FAO Publishes Guidelines on Forest and Landscape Restoration in Drylands [viewed]

fao_headquartersOctober 2015: Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), 'Global Guidelines for the Restoration of Degraded Forests and Landscapes in Drylands' provides specific guidance for both policy-makers and practitioners, with recommended actions illustrated by 27 case studies demonstrating a breadth of experiences in dryland restoration.

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World Food Day 2015 Focuses on Social Protection in Ending Hunger [viewed]

world-food-day-oct1616 October 2015: World Food Day (WFD) 2015 was marked by a series of events at the Milan Expo attended by leaders of the UN and other international organizations, under the theme 'Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty.' The main ceremony also marked the 70th Anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), founded in 1945 to free the world of hunger and malnutrition.

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CFS 42 Adopts Framework for Action on Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises [viewed]

fao_headquarters16 October 2015: Governments have agreed to combat hunger and undernutrition faced by people living in protracted crises around the world. Adopted at the 42nd session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 42), the voluntary 'Framework for Action on Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises,' offers guidance on tackling food security and nutrition related challenges in areas affected repeatedly by natural calamities and conflict. The Framework, the first global agreement involving all stakeholders of food aid, indicates “a marked shift” from focusing on short-term solutions to addressing long-term problems.

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FAO Highlights Links between Food Security and Climate Change [viewed]

fao_headquarters15 October 2015: At events held in conjunction with World Food Week, Expo Milano 2015 and the 42nd session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 42), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has stressed the links between climate change and food security.

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FAO Sub-Committee Highlights Aquaculture's Role in Food Security, Poverty Alleviation [viewed]

VIII Sub-Committee on Aquaculture of the Fisheries Committee FAO (SCA/COFI)12 October 2015: The eighth session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN's (FAO) Committee on Fisheries (COFI) Sub-Committee on Aquaculture adopted a report with recommendations for global aquaculture development. Among its decisions, the Sub-Committee agreed on its future priorities in line with FAO's Blue Growth Initiative and FAO's Strategic Objectives, supported the development of guidelines on aquaculture certification, and emphasized aquaculture as critical for food and nutrition security and poverty alleviation.

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