Committee on World Food Security - CFS 44

The vision of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together in a coordinated way to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

CFS is made up of Members, Participants and Observers. The membership of the Committee is open to all Member States of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) or The World Food Programme (WFP) and non-Member States of FAO that are Member States of the United Nations. Member States are encouraged to participate in CFS sessions at the highest level possible.

The CFS Bureau and Advisory Group

The Bureau is the executive arm of the CFS. It is made up of a Chairperson and twelve member countries: two each from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Near East and Latin America and one each from North America and South West Pacific. 

The Advisory Group is made up of representatives from the 5 different categories of CFS Participants. GAFTA's Head of Policy June Arnold is representing the Private Sector in the CFS Bureau and Advisory Group.

CFS 43 Final Report

05 May 2022

Private Sector Mechanism Newsletter on Issues Related to the UN Committee on World Food Security - April 2022

Global Crisis Group The PSM has joined the UN emergency task force chaired by Dr David Nabarro and Ms Inger Andersen (UNEP). The GCRG was set up by UN Secretary General António Guterres in response to the hunger crisis provoked by the Ru... more

05 Apr 2022

Private Sector Mechanism Newsletter on Issues Related to the UN Committee on World Food Security - March 2022

Assistance for the conflict The World Food Program (WFP) has begun an emergency operation in Ukraine, providing food assistance through food parcels, or where possible, cash assistance. WFP currently plans to reach more than 3 million people in... more

04 Mar 2022

Private Sector Mechanism Newsletter on Issues Related to the UN Committee on World Food Security - February 2022

IAFN/PSM Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meetings for IAFN and PSM will take place on 13 and 14 June, respectively, with bilateral meetings on the 15th. The meetings will be held in a hybrid format with the in-person portion taking pl... more

03 Feb 2022

Private Sector Mechanism Newsletter on Issues Related to the UN Committee on World Food Security - January 2022

Data Workstream The HLPE released the V0 draft of its report: CFS Data collection and analysis tools for security and nutrition and launched an e-consultation to solicit early input on the draft by Feb. 2. PSM will be submitting its contributio... more

03 Nov 2021

Private Sector Mechanism Newsletter on Issues Related to the UN Committee on World Food Security - October 2021

CFS49 CFS49 took place from 11-14 October. The Private Sector Mechanism was represented by 70 delegates from 24 countries. In the 8 Plenary sessions, PSM was able to make interventions and pose questions to Panellists. In addition, PSM members... more