CFS High-Level Special Event on Food Security and Nutrition

Date: 13 - 15 October 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Rome time)

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will organize a High-Level Virtual Special Event on Food Security and Nutrition, 13 - 15 October 2020. The session, in lieu of CFS 47 which has been rescheduled to 8 - 12 February 2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, will seek to keep food security and nutrition front and centre on the global sustainable development agenda.

Over the course of these 3 days, CFS will organize three high-level virtual plenaries, one per day, to:

  1. Take stock of the global food security situation guided by the SOFI 2020 and the HLPE report on Building a Global Narrative towards 2030;
  2.  Reflect on the impacts of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition and the global efforts needed to “build back better”; and,
  3. Discuss the draft CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition and the draft CFS Policy Recommendations on Agroecological and Other Innovative Approaches, and their relevance to the objectives of the UN


Draft Programme

A draft programme for the 3-day CFS Special Event is now ready. Some of our confirmed speakers include the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Heads of UN agencies, Ministers for agriculture from around the world, smallholder farmers representatives, private sector representative, and civil society and indigenous groups representatives.

To see the sessions and speakers we have lined up, please see the CFS Special Event Draft Programme.


Partners Events

To enrich and complement the plenary discussions and to give its partners and stakeholders an opportunity to highlight their work, CFS will organize 12 virtual partner events over the three days – 4 per day. The partner events (two in the morning before plenary and two in the afternoon after plenary), will be hosted/co-hosted and organized by CFS stakeholders. Each event will be allocated one and a half hours. Here is a Schedule of the 12 Partners Events 

If you have any questions, please contact the CFS Secretariat at [email protected]