You Are Invited To The Global Assembly on Food Security
October 8-10, 1995, Quebec City, Canada
Help change the history of the next fifty years!
Fifty years ago the Food and Agriculture Organization was
established to ensure an adequate diet for all. On the occasion
of FAO's 50th anniversary, the Global Assembly on Food Security
will be held in Quebec City, Canada. There, people's organizations
from around the world and founders of the FAO will evaluate
multilateral food agencies, review progress to date, and urge and
assist them to share power and decision-making with civil society.
The Global Assembly on Food Security has four goals:
- Analyze the world's food systems, as informed by the history
and vision of the founders and early leaders of the FAO.
- Prepare a People's Declaration of Principles for Food Security
- Initiate a renewed global NGO Network on Food Security
- Launch a Global NGO Campaign for Food Security for the
November 1996 World Food Summit and for the World Trade
Organization's review of agricultural trade rules in the year
2000 and beyond.
Founders and early leaders of the FAO will explore the forces
behind the creation of global food agencies 50 years ago. Panels,
followed by working groups, will then focus on three main themes:
1) Forces affecting global food security, today and in the future,
2) How civil society can effectively manage the forces affecting
food security, and 3) Strategies for the Future.
An International Symposium, "People at the Heart of Development"
will be held in Quebec City, on October 11-14. Representatives
of 171 FAO member-countries, business, academia, and civil society
will consider management of natural resources, markets, technology
and know-how. When you register for the Assembly, indicate your
interest in the symposium. Separate information will be sent for
this event an extra fee ($700. CDN) will apply.
Register! Urge your colleagues to register! Help make sure there
is a good cross-section of representation of farm people, citizen
groups, and key policy-makers! Students welcome.
The registration is just $125. CDN and there are excellent
inexpensive accomodations available.
FAX THIS REGISTRATION FORM NOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
UNIQUE GATHERING WITH PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
CONCERNED ABOUT FOOD SECURITY AND LOOKING FOR WAYS TO
HELP CHANGE THE HISTORY OF THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS!
YES, I WANT TO COME TO QUEBEC TO JOIN THE GLOBAL ASSEMBLY!
Please keep a place for me in the discussions at the Global
I enclose my advance registration fee of $125. CDN ($US dollars
Please reserve lodging for me:
_____ guest with Canadian host
_____ hostel-grade - $150.CDN
(includes 3 meals/day for all 3 days)
_____ deluxe - $285.CDN (no meals)
Amount enclosed ___________________________
_______ YES, I am also interested in the International Symposium.
Please send me separate information.
Your registration fee covers all beverage breaks, plus a conference
kit. Hostel grade includes typical international hostel style sleeping
arrangements plus three meals per day. Deluxe accomodation
does not include meals. The advance registration fee of $125.CDN
is not refundable.
Please mail checks, payable to:
Global Assembly Secretariat
130 Slater Street, Suite 900
Ottowa, ON K1P 6E2 CANADA
Tel: (613) 232-5751, ext. 238; Fax: (613) 563-2455
The Global Assembly on Food Security is a proud coalition of these
AGORA - Association for Projects Against Hunger, Asian NGO Coalition
(ANGOC), Canadian Hunger Foundation- Partners in Rural Development,
Caribbean Network for Integrated Rural Development, Forum for African
Voluntary Development, GATT-WTO Campaign Norway, Indigenous Peoples
Biodiversity Network, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, National
Farmers Union of Canada, OXFAM Canada/world Food Day Programme,
OXFAM Quebec, Rural Advancement Foundation International, Rural
Development-Education of the Evangelical Church in Germany, South East
Asian Regional Institute for Community Education (SEARICE), United
Nations Association in Canada, US World Food Day Committee, World
Sustainable Agriculture Association
(Please do not reply to the sender of this message but to
the Secretariat. Thank you.)