Monitoring CFS effectiveness

CFS consistently encourages stakeholders to share their experiences and good practices in using and applying CFS-endorsed policy guidelines and recommendations, either through reporting unilaterally or through reporting the results of multistakeholder consultations. Guidance to hold multistakeholder consultations at national, regional and global levels is provided in the Terms of Reference to share experiences and good practices in applying CFS decisions and recommendations through organizing events at national, regional and global levels.

The first two Global Thematic Events (GTEs) were organized for taking stock of the use and application of the:

The events confirmed that the VGGT and the Guidelines have been used and applied in many countries since they were endorsed and showed that Member States and many other stakeholders have been very active in contributing to their implementation.

At CFS 46 in October 2019, an event will be held for monitoring the use and application of three sets of CFS policy recommendations:

The event will also look into the potential application of CFS policy outcomes, especially for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and in the context of the UN Decade on Family Farming and the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.

The next two GTEs will be held at CFS 47 in October 2020 on the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crisis (CFS-FFA) and at CFS 49 in October 2022 respectively on Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (RAI)

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