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

CFS 44 will take place on October 9-13, 2017. CFS 44 Agenda.

05 Feb 2020

Private Sector Mechanism Newsletter on Issues Related to the UN Committee on World Food Security - January 2020

Nutrition The OEWG on the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition (VGFSyN) on 29 January provided the first opportunity to discuss Draft 1 of VGFSyN and some of the key concerns from countries on the current draft. While some Member... more

09 Dec 2019

Private Sector Mechanism Newsletter on Issues Related to the UN Committee on World Food Security - December 2019

Happy Holidays to all of you.  This will be the last newsletter of 2019 and the newsletters will resume at the end of January in 2020. Please do read the proposed 2020 workplan for PSM and the annual report (attached) and please note below... more

08 Nov 2019

Private Sector Mechanism Newsletter on Issues Related to the UN Committee on World Food Security - November 2019

First of all, thank you to the 211 private sector delegates who attended CFS in October. It was the biggest delegation to date and held many successful events. The PSM report was circulated at the end of CFS and the UN report is at: http://www.f... more

10 Jul 2019

Private Sector Mechanism Newsletter on Issues Related to the UN Committee on World Food Security - June 2019

CFS Registration Now Open! Registration for CFS46, which will take place at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 14-18 October, is now open! Registration is free and accessible here: https://event-services.fao.org/cfs46 If you are registering... more

10 May 2019

Private Sector Mechanism Newsletter on Issues Related to the UN Committee on World Food Security - April 2019

2019 Annual General Meeting: Register Now! PSM's Annual General Meeting (AGM) is 25 June, 2019 2:00-6:00 pm CET at the Capo d'Africa Hotel in Rome, Italy. All PSM members are welcome to attend this meeting. We encourage those planning attend... more