Small is Bountiful: From Words to Action: Using the SSF Guidelines and Human Rights for Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries

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The Small is bountiful series of webinars will run this entire week from 1-5 June 2020 in anticipation of World Ocean’s Day happening on 8 June 2020. Mark your calendars for the webinar on “From Words to Action: Using the SSF Guidelines and Human Rights for Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries” on Thursday, 4 June 2020, from 20:00 – 21:30 (UTC+8). Click here to convert to your timezone

 Please note that to attend this event, you will need to:

  1. First, click subscribe to Too Big To Ignore (TBTI)’s YouTube channel 
  2. When the time comes 20:00 (UTC+8), tune in to attend this live event in the link here: 

Context of the event:

The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) were adopted in 2014 by the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI). They are based on internationally accepted human rights standards and are to be interpreted and implemented in accordance with those standards and by using a human rights-based approach (HRBA). This approach seeks to ensure the participation of small-scale fishing communities in non-discriminatory, transparent and accountable decision-making processes by putting particular emphasis on the needs of vulnerable and marginalized groups and on gender equality. While the HRBA is a recognised practice, there is still a need to further explore how applying human rights standards can advance the implementation of the SSF Guidelines. Accordingly, this webinar will discuss what the HRBA means in the context of small-scale fisheries. Good practices will be showcased and concrete examples presented by those directly involved and driving change.

For more information, visit the event page here:

We are looking forward to your participation!

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