In October of this year, the Committee on Global Food Security is expected to adopt the new Framework of Action [to ensure] Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises. That global policy promises to usher in a new approach that formally operationalizes humanitarian, development and human rights principles combined to resolve the root causes of food insecurity and malnutrition in the world’s various protracted crises.
The final stage of negotiations of the draft Framework for Action (FFA) will take place in two rounds in Rome during 7–8 and 18–22 May 2015. The negotiations will involve multiple stakeholders, including UN member states, UN agencies, private sector representatives, as well as global civil society through the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM). HIC-HLRN will take part in both rounds.
The current (3rd) revised version of the FFA is available for download, as well as the CSM’s comments on the draft.
See HIC-HLRN’s relevant briefing paper “Contextualizing States’ Extraterritorial Obligations toward Ending Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in Protracted Crises”
Photo: A woman salvages some oranges from a plantation destroyed by Israeli troops in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, 20 May 2003. Using bulldozers, the Israeli troops uprooted thousands of orange trees and other crops before they pulled back to the edges of the town after a five day seizure in which they killed at least eight Palestinians and destroyed fifteen houses.