The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security on 11 May 2012. Over the past five years, there has been an extraordinary increase in awareness of the importance of, and the potential for, the Voluntary Guidelines to make a real difference through responsible governance of tenure, which has been strongly reinforced by the SDGs. Continuous long-term commitment efforts to the VGGT by all stakeholders, in addressing tenure issues is needed to improve food security, reduce poverty, safeguard the environment and reduce conflicts. The video has been produced, with the financial support of the European Union, on the occasion of a high-level event to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines, held at FAO Headquarters on 10 October 2017.
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