HLPE - High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), science-policy interface of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), was created in October 2009 as an essential element of the CFS reform. The HLPE aims to facilitate policy debates and inform policy making by providing independent, comprehensive and evidence-based analysis and advice at the request of CFS. 

The HLPE elaborates its studies through a scientific, transparent and inclusive process. HLPE studies are the result of a continuous dialogue between HLPE experts and a wide range of stakeholders (whether public, private or from civil society) and knowledge-holders across the world, combining different forms of knowledge, building bridges across regions and countries, across various scientific disciplines and professional backgrounds. 

For each Report, a “Process & Documents” page is available in English, highlighting the main steps in the process and gathering all the documents generated during the process (translated in all UN languages when available). The link for each report is under the cover.

Similarly, a dedicated page gathers all the relevant information on the HLPE notes on “Critical and Emerging Issues for food security and nutrition”.

01/02/2019 - 

Extension of call until 15 February

The Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is to be renewed in 2019, for a 2-year term starting at the closure of CFS46 (18 October 2019) and ending at closure of CFS48 (October 2021).

A call for nomination of experts is open from 29 October 2018 to 31 January 2019 (3 months) 


Instructions for applications and the selection procedure can be read here!

Latest News

14/01/2019 - 
Translations of the 13th HLPE report Multistakeholder Partnerships to Finance and Improve Food Security and Nutrition in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda are now available!
19/12/2018 - 
Proceedings of the public event the HLPE organized with the University of Uzbekistan in Tashkent available now!
19/12/2018 - 
The results (Synthesis + Full Proceedings) of the eConsultation on the V0 Draft of Agroecological approaches and other innovations for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition are now available.
03/12/2018 - 
eConsultation on the Draft Scope of the Study Extended! [3 December 2018 - 7 January 21 January 2019]
27/11/2018 - 
Outcomes of the event co-organized by the HLPE and SDC in Bern are now available!

Write to the Secretariat

To contact the secretariat of the HLPE or its coordinator, Nathanaël Pingault, send an e-mail to cfs-hlpe [at] fao [dot] org

HLPE Summaries & Recommendations

Open Consultations