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

04 Sep 2020

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

CFS 47 The CFS47 Plenary in-person session has been postponed and, instead, there will be a CFS High-Level Special Event on Food Security and Nutrition to be held on 13-15 October 2020. Flanked by side events before and after its plenary sessio... more

07 Aug 2020

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

CFS 47 The CFS47 Plenary in person session has been postponed and, instead, there will be a CFS High-Level Special Event on Food Security and Nutrition to be held on 13-15 October 2020. Flanked by side events before and after its plenary sessio... more

06 Jul 2020

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

CFS 47 The CFS will move to a virtual event 13-15 October. Flanked by side events before and after its plenary sessions, the virtual event will focused as follows: Day 1 - SOFI 2020/HLPE Report Day 2 - COVID Day 3 - Voluntary Guidelines... more

08 Jun 2020

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

Annual Meeting The PSM will hold its annual meeting on a virtual basis June 15-18. It will take the form of conference calls with an exciting line up of speakers: June 15  9 am Eastern Nutrition MacroCommittee guest speaker: Amb. Han... more

04 May 2020

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

COVID-19 Updates A page dedicated to updates has been created on the IAFN website. Documents of particular interest on this page include the PSM Position Paper, the CFS Chair's Statement and the HLPE Impact Report. You will see PSM members are... more