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Event: Second Meeting of the CFS OEWG on Nutrition [viewed]

Established under the auspices of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), this Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on Nutrition will consider CFS' role in advancing nutrition. It is expected to discuss proposals for a CFS workstream on nutrition and will convene three times in 2016, with meetings scheduled 14 January, 25 February and 29 April. The OEWG will report to CFS 43 in October 2016 and CFS 44 in October 2017.  

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Event: CFS OEWG on Nutrition [viewed]

Established under the auspices of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), this Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on Nutrition will consider CFS' role in advancing nutrition. It is expected to discuss proposals for a CFS workstream on nutrition and will convene three times in 2016, with meetings scheduled 14 January, 24 February and 29 April. The OEWG will report to CFS 43 in October 2016 and CFS 44 in October 2017.  

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UN Secretary-General Launches Climate Resilience Initiative [viewed]

cop2130 November 2015: At the opening of the Paris Climate Change Conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the launch of an initiative to build the resilience of the world's most vulnerable populations against impacts of climate change and natural disasters. Led by the Ban in collaboration with 13 UN entities, the initiative will enhance vulnerable populations' capacities to anticipate hazards, absorb shocks and reshape development to reduce risks.

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FoodSECuRE Facility to Build Community Resilience to Climate Change [viewed]

wfp_iriNovember 2015: The Food Security Climate Resilience (FoodSECuRE) Facility, an initiative of the World Food Programme (WFP), aims to secure US$400 million to enable governments to quickly unlock funding to scale up food and nutrition responses as well as disaster risk reduction activities before climate disasters occur. The WFP and its partner, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), have launched activities in five countries, with fast-tracked implementation in Zimbabwe and Guatemala to respond to El Niño.

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Rome-Based UN Agencies Consolidate Collaboration at 2015 'Land and Water Days' [viewed]

land_water_days_banner12 November 2015: The 3rd edition of ‘Land and Water Days,' which took place in Rome, Italy, from 10-12 November 2015, highlighted challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the need for integrated responses in terms of soil and water management practices. The event was co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture and Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), with contributions from the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and other stakeholders.

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Tropical Landscapes Summit Highlights Green Investment Opportunities [viewed]

tropical_landscapes_summit29 April 2015: The Government of Indonesia, in collaboration with the UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID), brought together business leaders, government officials and representative of international organizations and civil society to discuss opportunities for private sector engagement in the green economy.

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ILC Engages Non-Regional CSOs [viewed]

ILC5 November: The International Land Coalition (ILC) has convened a meeting of non-regional civil society organization (CSO) members for the first time ever. Approximately 30 representatives of farmers' organizations, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and research organizations came together to discuss land issues, strengthen peer-to-peer linkages and strategize for the ILC's future.

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ILC Launches Publications on Land Rights, Family Farming [viewed]

ILC3 November 2014: With the aim of promoting the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), the International Land Coalition (ILC) has published seven research papers focusing on land rights and family farming, and the role of farmers and small-scale food producers in people-centered land governance.

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Land Matrix Introduces Regional Focal Points [viewed]

landmatrixOctober 2014: In its October newsletter, the Land Matrix reports on the organization's decentralization process, highlights data trends and dynamics, and illustrates drivers of large-scale land acquisitions.

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Event: First Non-regional CSO Meeting of the ILC [viewed]

This first meeting of non-regional civil society organization (NR-CSO) members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) will bring together approximately 30 representatives of farmers and research organizations, and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to: consolidate the ILC NR-CSO group; approve the NR-CSO engagement strategy; plan collective action for the 2015 ILC workplan; and provide inputs to the ILC strategic framework 2016-2020. The two-day event will include, inter alia, presentations, debates, and strategic and networking sessions.  

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