E-consultation: Zero Draft of the Voluntary Guidelines
FAO, 18 April 2011

ROME, ITALY: The zero draft of the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and Other Natural Resources is open for comments through an e-consultation hosted by FAO from 18 April to 16 May 2011. The zero draft, which is available in all six FAO official languages, has drawn on multi-stakeholder regional and thematic consultations that have taken place around the world in 2009 and 2010. This e-consultation is another opportunity for all interested organizations and individuals to contribute to the drafting of the guidelines. Comments may be sent directly from the website or via email to VG-tenure@fao.org. Comments from the e-consultation will be considered in the first draft of the voluntary guidelines which will be submitted to the open-ended working group of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). The work will peak in the CFS led plenary negotiations from 25-28 July 2011. Final text of the voluntary guidelines will be submitted for consideration of the 37th session of the CFS in October 2011.

Members and partners of the International Land Coalition (ILC) are invited to submit comments to the ILC Secretariat by 5 May 2011, in order to facilitate a coordinated input to the zero draft. Visit the e-consultation website … Download the zero draft (in English) [pdf] … Read the ILC release …