|Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum|
|10th anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines)|
|Dear Colleagues, |
We are happy to invite you to the new Call for submissions on « 10th anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication« , launched by the Equitable Livelihoods Team of the FAO’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Division.
This Call is available in three languages: English, Español and Français.
The Call for submissions is open until 4 December 2023.
|2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines). The SSF Guidelines were negotiated by FAO Members and endorsed by the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in 2014, confirming a strong commitment from both governments and civil society to bring about positive change in small-scale fisheries.|
The principles in the SSF Guidelines address policies, strategies and legal frameworks concerning small-scale fisheries, but also other matters affecting lives and livelihoods in fishing communities. The SSF Guidelines are global in scope, and they guide dialogue, policy processes and actions at national, regional and international level, contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The implementation of the SSF Guidelines is both challenging and promising. The International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA) in 2022 has shown that actions to raise awareness on the small-scale fisheries subsector can generate positive results. Two countries have already launched National Plans of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries (NPOA-SSF) and other countries have started the process of developing an NPOA-SSF or have demonstrated interest in doing so.
This call is an important stock taking opportunity for all and the results are expected to inform the 36th session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries and the 2024 SSF Summit on the 10th anniversary of the SSF Guidelines and its future implementation.
How to take part in this Call for submissions:Please visit the Call webpage to read the full introduction and download the template in any of three languages (English, Español and Français). Please register / registrese /inscrire to the FSN Forum, if you are not yet a member, or “sign in” to your account. For questions or support to upload the complete template please send a message to email@example.com.
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We engage you for an active participation and thank you for sharing your experience!
Your FSN Forum Team