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ICN2 Second International Conference on Nutrition

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19-21 November 2014, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) is an inclusive inter-governmental meeting on nutrition jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The conference will convene high-level government officials and stakeholders with the overall goal of improving diets and raising nutrition levels through policies that more effectively address today’s major nutrition challenges.

"We cannot look at nutrition as the responsibility of the individual alone: nutrition is a public issue. A public issue that must be addressed by governments, civil society, the private sector and academia."
José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General

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“Right to Food and Food Sovereignty: 6 Years After the Crisis”

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What: Conference on  “Right to Food and Food Sovereignty:  6 Years After the Crisis”,  Organised by: l’Association pour les Nations Unies, with support of UNRIC, the United Nations Regional Information Centre, and les Services de Wallonie-Bruxelles Internationale (25/3 18:00).

Who: Professor Olivier De Schutter, UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

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Portuguese Forum of Civil Society Networks - 20 and 21 February - Lisbon

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"The challenges of the Portuguese civil society towards the current social and economic context"

What is civil society?

The Portuguese Constitution describes civil society organizations from an economic point of view as the third sector. In Article 82 it has been foreseen the “coexistence of three sectors of ownership of the means of production”. Therefore, side by side with the public and private sectors, there is a “cooperative and social sector” which includes: cooperatives, “communitarian production means”, owned and managed by local communities” and those which are “collectively run by workers” (the so-called self-managed companies), as well as “Means of production owned and managed by nonprofit bodies corporate, the primary objective of which is charitable, particularly bodies of a mutualistic nature.”

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