The ACC Network on Rural Development and Food Security
Under its consideration of progress, it will also assess the world food security situation. In addition, the meeting will review alternative approaches and formats for all such future reporting on implementation of the World Food Summit Plan of Action, a subject which will first be debated at an Open-ended Working Group of the CFS to be held on 1 June 1998 - just one-day prior to the Committee meeting. The CFS will also consider a report on the development of a Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Information and Mapping System (FIVIMS) and as well as national guidelines for FIVIMS. The official reports submitted to the CFS will soon be available on-line at: ../../../../waicent/faoinfo/economic/esa/foodsec/cfs1.htm
For further information, contact: Barbara Huddleston, Chief, ESAF, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Carcalla, 00100 Rome, Italy; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event was attended by about 40 regional, national and local people's groups and NGOs and international experts in the field of land reform. It was also attended and addressed by the President of IFAD and senior officials from FAO and the World Bank. In addition, the workshop provided an occasion to present another major effort supported by the Popular Coalition to Eradicate Hunger and Poverty: the Network on Negotiated Land Reform (NERALEN). Initiated jointly by FAO, IFAD and the World Bank, with FAO as the lead agency, NERALEN aims to explore comparative experiences in the use of land markets and other negotiated processes in national agrarian reform programmes. The Network will start by focusing on four pilot countries, Brazil, Colombia, the Philippines and the Republic of South Africa.
For further information, please contact: Ms. Sappho Haralambous, IFAD, via del Serafico 107, 00142 Rome, Italy; e-mail: email@example.com.
In 1997, UNDP strengthened the participation of CSOs in its policy work by approving: a policy statement that reiterates the importance that UNDP attaches to people-centred processes and provides a framework for collaboration with CSOs; procedures for programme execution by non-governmental organisations; and a policy on information disclosure.
The Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP) launched the Umbrella Programme for Engaging the Private Sector in Support of SHD. The programme requires private sector partners to co-finance joint development initiatives. PSDP is currently providing support to nine programme countries throughout the five regions under this programme.
For further information, please contact: Mr. Peter Matlon, Chief, Food Security and Agriculture Programme, UNDP, 1 United Nations Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10017, USA; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The People's Summit is a long-running citizens' event designed to debate ecological, economic and social issues of global importance and to challenge the right of the G8 countries to take decisions that affect the world. This year's event seeks to demonstrate that achieving sustainable consumption is the central challenge in the transition to a just and sustainable society.
For further information, please contact: Joanna Watson or Tom Solly at Friends of the Earth, 26-28 Underwood St., London, N1 7JQ; e-mail email@example.com.