The global community, through the UN, reaches a comprehensive, binding agreement with the aim of eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2025.
1. Under the leadership of the UN, a more effective organ is established within the FAO – probably managed by the Committee on World Food Security – to lead and coordinate work on international food security, in which organisations from civil society can actively participate and have their voices heard as an integral part of the processes.
2. Sustainable agriculture as part of Norwegian and international aid programmes, with an increased focus on smallholders.
3. Norwegian authorities ratify the Optional Protocol of the UN’s Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
4. Norwegian organisations and authorities work actively to improve systems and agreements concerning the role of food in emergency aid situations.
5. In the agreement about compensation for climate changes in the UNFCCC (the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change), small farmers, pastoralists, and coastal fishermen are explicitly taken into account, and a system is established to support agriculture as part of the solution to increase carbon uptake from the atmosphere.
6. Norwegian business interests and investments in bio-energy do not pose a threat to the environment, food security or biodiversity in the South.
We are a contact point for the coordination of policy initiatives and recommendations. Many of the following documents are in Norwegian adressed to the Norwegian government. But we also influence international processes so quite a few of them are in English.