Sustainable Development Goals
In September 2015, the United Nations adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These global goals lay out a 15-year agenda to “mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, reduce inequality and tackle climate change.” In formulating the SDGs, the U.N. acknowledged “the role of the diverse private sector, ranging from micro-enterprises to cooperatives to multinationals” in supporting the Goals. Gafta members are working to nourish the world, protect the planet and enrich communities and acknowledge the key role business plays in advancing the global goals.

The 17 SDGs provide clear guidelines and targets for countries and governments, although industry still has a vital role to help achieve these goals. For this reason, Gafta is a member of the International Agri Food Network, (IAFN-the private sector representation to the Rome based agencies), actively engaged in the negotiations and involved in achieving the Sustainable Development. For more about IAFN please click here.

Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
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.

More information and news on this Group can be found here.

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