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Civil society

 

Civil society

The Permanent Mission of Italy promotes the interaction between Italian NGOs and the UN agri-food agencies based in Rome, in particular FAO and WFP, hence facilitating the sharing and exchange of information dealing with relevant issues for International Organizations.
Such contacts aims at developing new collaboration strategies among parties, also and more importantly at local level, in terms of development projects’ implementation.
In November 2016, the FAO, jointly with the three networks of Italian NGOs, namely AOI, CINI and Link 2007, has signed an agreement (exchange of letters) that paved the road for an even closer collaboration in cross-cutting areas of interest (such as rural development and fight to malnutrition).
The agreement not only represents a very important stage in the FAO-Italy relationship, but also reaffirms the close attention payed by the Organization to the collaboration with the Civil Society of member states. Further, the agreement aims at facilitating and reinforcing dialogue among parties and at promoting the identification of new opportunities of collaboration in the field of resilience (the capability to cope with climate change) policy, food security and peace, youth policy and for social cohesion.
In June 2017, another agreement gave birth to a new, relevant collaboration: it is about the partnership agreement between the FAO and the Federazione di Organismi Cristiani Servizio Internazionale Volontario (FOCSIV), a network composed of 78 Christian-based Italian NGOs operating in more than 80 countries. This agreement, in detail, provides young volunteers of the national Civil Service with the opportunity to carry out their activity within FAO projects, both abroad and at the Organization headquarter.
Link:
Associazione delle Organizzazioni Italiane di solidarietà e cooperazione (AOI) http://www.ong.it
Coordinamento Italiano ONG Internazionali (CINI) http://www.cininet.org/
Link 2007 Cooperazione in Rete http://www.link2007.org/
Federazione di Organismi Cristiani Servizio Internazionale Volontario (FOCSIV) http://www.focsiv.it/


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