About the HLPE

    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 the 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 of the process and gathering all the documents generated.

    A dedicated page gathers all the relevant information on the HLPE “Notes on Critical and Emerging Issues for food security and nutrition.


    HLPE Issues Paper (3rd edition)
    Impacts of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition: developing effective policy responses to address the hunger and malnutrition pandemic

    The HLPE have recently updated and extended the HLPE’s earlier analyses by providing a comprehensive and in-depth review of the main trends affecting food systems that have resulted from COVID-19 and associated lockdowns.

    The third edition of the HLPE Issues Paper is available here:
    Arabic - Chinese - English - French - Russian - Spanish


    Launch of HLPE Report 16 "Promoting youth engagement and employment in agriculture and food systems"

    Full report available in English (other languages to follow)

    Executive Summary available in English (other languages to follow)


    15th report by the HLPE, June 2020

    The Report was officially launched on 25 June 2020, starting at 11:00 GMT (13:00 Rome time).

    Available in AR, EN, ES, FR, RU and ZH.