FAO

Event: Ninth Session of the Compliance Committee of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission [viewed]

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) is an intergovernmental organization established under the Constitution of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). It is mandated to manage tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas. At its ninth meeting, the Compliance Committee will: perform an overview of the implementation of the IOTC conservation measures; review national reports on the progress of implementation of management measures; review country-based compliance reports; and review issues related to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.  

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Event: FAO Expert Group Meeting: Unlocking the Wealth of Forests for Community Development [viewed]

This expert group meeting, titled "Unlocking the Wealth of Forests for Community Development - Commercializing Products from Community Forests," is organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It will seek to develop concrete strategies for an international agenda to promote commercialization of products from community forests in order to contribute to community and national economic development efforts.  

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Event: 20th Session of the Fishery Committee for the East and Central Atlantic [viewed]

This session of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) is scheduled to, among other agenda items: take action on the recommendations of its 19th session; discuss the main outcomes of the sixth session of the Scientific Sub-Committee; and carry out a performance review of CECAF.  

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FAO Paper Examines MPA Governance in Brazil, Palau, India and Senegal [viewed]

FAO2 March 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a technical paper featuring case studies from Brazil, India, Palau and Senegal. The paper is intended to ground the FAO Technical Guidelines on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Fisheries in practical experience and to inform the use of MPAs globally.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Activities in Indonesia and Sri Lanka [viewed]

UN-REDD28 February 2012: The February issue of the UN-REDD Programme's monthly Newsletter reviews various international and country-specific activities related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and carbon stock enhancement in developing countries (REDD+).

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FAO Supports Fight Against Ugandan Illegal Timber and Charcoal Trade [viewed]

FAO21 February 2012: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has signed letters of agreement to support the work of CARE International and WWF, two non-governmental organizations (NGOs), in their activities aimed at combating illegal harvesting and trade in timber and charcoal in Uganda.

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Global Organic Market Access Conference Examines Barriers for Access in Developing Countries [viewed]

GOMA14 February 2011: The Global Organic Market Access Conference focused on challenges facing organic agriculture in emerging markets, noting the large impact that minor differences in organic standards can have on accessing markets.

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Future Policy Awards Announces Ocean and Coast Protection as Theme for 2012 [viewed]

7 February 2012: The World Future Council (WFC), in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), will present the Future Policy Award 2012 to the most effective ocean and coast preservation policy, in order to raise global awareness about original and impressive ideas for environmental policy change.

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IPPC Prepares for Meeting of Commission on Phytosanitary Measures [viewed]

IPPCJanuary 2012: The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has published a number of documents in preparation for the seventh session of Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), the IPPC's Governing Body, including a call for comments on draft International Standards on Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs).

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Event: Ninth Meeting of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee [viewed]

The Chemical Review Committee (CRC) is a subsidiary body of the Rotterdam Convention that reviews chemicals and pesticide formulations according to the criteria set out by the Convention in Annexes II and IV, respectively, and makes recommendations to the COP for listing these chemicals in Annex III. A joint meeting with the Stockholm Convention's POPRC will be held on 20 October 2013.  

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