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"Towards people's sovereignty over food and natural resources"

APN seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Arab peoples to sustain the region's natural resources and gain sovereignty over them , particularly in areas suffering from war and occupation.


Trees Planted





WG on Impacts of Conflicts

Creation of the Working Group on Impacts of Wars and Conflicts

APN worked, in line with its role in the Working Group on Impacts of Wars and Occupations, to organize and hold workshops during international conferences dealing with issues relating to food sovereignty and protection of environment in areas hit by wars and occupations.

The working group was set up upon a request from APN during the annual conference of the International Planning Committee (IPC) for Food Sovereignty held in Rome, Italy in October, 2005. Further consultations were held on the issue in October, 2006. (more)

Tree Planting in Palestinian Damaged Lands

 APN president and member address a seminar during the 18th Climate Change Conference in Qatar, in 2012 on the One Million Tree Campaign aimed to restore Palestinian lands damaged by Israeli practices. (more)

Palestine Needs Special World Attention

 APN's efforts succeeds, in a world forum, to list Palestine on the list of countries that need special attention with regard to food security.(more)

Condemnation of Israel's Crimes against Humanity and Environment

The 2009 International Planning Committee (IPC) Conference agrees, upon a request from APN, to issue a statement condemning Israel's crimes against humanity and environment.(more)

Seminars & Workshops

Panel Meetings and Deliberations on Food Security and Impacts of Conflicts-2007

APN conducts a series of panel meetings, seminars and discussions in cooperation with World Working Group focusing on impacts of wars and conflicts on food sovereignty, lands and natural resources during the World Social Forum in Kenya, 2007. (more)

Destructive Impacts of Conflicts at an IUCN Seminar

A seminar brings together representatives of CSOs and NGOs from a number of world countries for discussions on the destructive impacts of wars and conflicts in parts of West Asia. The seminar convened on the sidelines of the 18th IUCN Congress in Bangkok in November 2004.

A Jordanian national committee later urged the IUCN to urgently take action towards implementing resolution 3.046 adopted by its congress on conservation in regions in violent conflict in West Asia. (more)

( Resolution 3.046: http://cms.iucn.org/)

Related Topics

WESCANA NGO/CSO Consultation for Food Sovereignty Held in Doha, Qatar in March, 2004. (Excerpts from the NGO/CSO Declaration and Recommendations)