CFS Develops Protracted-crisis Policy


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.

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.