2-3 May, 2016
We are pleased to inform Civil Society Organisations of the upcoming CSO Regional Consultation to be held on 2nd and 3rd May, 2016, prior to the FAO's 30th Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia (ERC) in Antalya, Turkey.
The FAO's 30th Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia will focus on the following main topics:
For more information, please see this link.
The Civil Society Consultation agenda will be to prepare CSO input in relation to the items of the FAO European Regional Conference. During the Consultation, representatives will also discuss means to best facilitate meaningful FAO civil society cooperation on a national level in Europe and Central Asia within the regional initiative framework.
In order to ensure the balanced participation of different groups, regions and sectors, a strict quota system will be applied. Priority for participation and use of funds will be given to representatives from across different constituencies (smallholder farmers, landless agricultural workers, fishers and fish workers, pastoralists and herders, forest dwellers, ethnic minorities and indigenous people, urban poor, consumers, NGOs, women and youth) along with geographic and other gender considerations.