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Issue No:38
  • :0973-1156
  • :November
  • :2011
  • :English

Fishing communities, as well as indigenous peoples and farming, pastoral and forest-dwelling communities, globally, face displacement from their lands, forests, fishing grounds and territories. Ongoing intergovernmental negotiations related to the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VG-Tenure), being led by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), are, therefore, of great relevance. The Guidelines aim to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests towards the goal of food security for all.

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Fishing communities, as well as indigenous peoples and farming, pastoral and forest-dwelling communities, globally, face displacement from their lands, forests, fishing grounds and territories. Ongoing intergovernmental negotiations related to the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VG-Tenure), being led by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), are, therefore, of great relevance. The Guidelines aim to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests towards the goal of food security for all.

During the negotiations, civil society organizations (CSO) have consistently emphasized the importance of equitable access and tenure rights to land, fisheries, forests and other natural resources through policy measures that include restitution, redistribution and mandatory regulations to guarantee tenure, for indigenous peoples and small-scale food providers, particularly women. Reminding States of the need to uphold their human rights obligations, they have sought more support for small-scale food providers and their production models.

CSOs have also pointed out that, contrary to the proposals of some powerful gov