Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Working Space
 

Food Systems and Nutrition Workstream

Chair: Ambassador Hans Hoogeveen, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN Organizations for Food and Agriculture

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Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems for Nutrition (VGFSyN) - Draft for Negotiations

Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems for Nutrition (VGFSyN) - Draft for Negotiations

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Message from the CFS Food Systems and Nutrition OEWG Chair

 

OEWG MEETING
28 and 29 May 2020 - 9:30-12:30 and 14:00-17:00 - Virtual meeting

The meeting will be an opportunity to discuss and share the latest view and text proposal received from CFS stakeholders. As agreed, the meeting is organized for comments and explanations, but no formal negotiations will be conducted.

This proposals and comments are included in the attached matrix document, to be used as a preparatory tool for the Chair and Secretary ahead of formal negotiations on the Draft for Negotiations - pending their scheduling.

Please note that depending upon feedback received and progress made, the OEWG Chair may adjust the schedule, possible completing the consultation on 28 May.

Documents:

 

 

WRITTEN INPUTS BY 2 JUNE

Text proposals in track changes on the last version of the Voluntary Guidelines, submitted by CFS stakeholders, that willb be discussed at the OEWG meeting taking place on 28 and 29 May 2020.

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brazil Africa InstituteCabo Verde, Canada, Canada BisCGIAR, Chile, Chile Bis, China, Costa RicaCSM, CSM BisDominican Republic, EUFAO,  FTA, GAIN, Harvest Plus, Indonesia, Indonesia BisIPES Food, Japan, Japan BisMalaysia, Mexico, Mexico BisNew Zealand, New Zealand Bis,  NorwayPhilippines, Philippines BisPSMRussian Federation, Russian Federation BisSwitzerland, Switzerland BisThailandUNICEF, UN Nutrition NetworkUniversity of Oslo, USA, WFOWFP, WFP BisWHO, WHO BisWorld Resources InstituteWTO, WWF 

 

 

OEWG Meeting 
14 April 2020 - 14:00-15:30 - Virtual Meeting

The meeting will be an opportunity for the OEWG Chair to present the latest version of the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems for Nutrition (VGFSyN). OEWG members will have the opportunity to share views on the document, highlight the main elements they support, as well as flag issues on which they have a divergent opinion.

Documents:

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Written statements submitted by CFS stakeholders

Cabo Verde, EU, Japan, Japan bis, Kuwait, SwitzerlandUnited States, Venezuela

CSM, IBCA, IFBAPSM, WFP

 

FOOD SYSTEMS AND NUTRITION OEWG CHAIR - MESSAGE FROM THE REPRESENTATION OF SWITZERLAND TO FAO, IFAD AND WFP

Comments on Draft One of the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition

CFS stakeholder are given the possibility to provide written feedback on Draft One, and to make specific suggestions on how to improve it by Wednesday, 5 February 2020. Inputs should be sent to [email protected]

Draft One of the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition (VGFSyN)

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Message from the CFS Food Systems and Nutrition OEWG Chair

 Comments on Draft One:

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa RicaCSMFTA_CGIAR, EU, EU Bis, FAO, GAIN, Global Alliance for Future of Food, ICBA, IDLO, IFAD, International Dairy Foundation, IPES-Food, Iran, Israel, Japan JICA, Japan, MAFF, Mali, Mexico, Middlebury College, Near East, New Zealand, Norway, Norway Bis, OHCHR, One Planet SFPS, Philippines, PSM, PSM Bis, PSM_ALAIAB, PSM_CargillPSM_Danone, PSM_GDP, PSM_ICBA, PSM_IDF, PSM_IFBA, PSM_NMPF_USDEC, Russian Federation, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, Tetra _Laval, Thailand, Tunisia,  United Kingdom, UN Environment, UN Network,  UNICEF, United States, United States bis, University of Groningen, University of Oslo, UNSCN, UNSR Right to FoodVenezuela, WAN_Brighter_Green_Pro_Veg, WFPWHOWorld Obesity Federation and Lancet Commission on Obesity, WTO, WWF

 

OEWG Meeting

29 January 2020 - 9:30-12:30 and 14:00-15:30 - Red room, FAO

Webcast link:

The meeting will be an opportunity to share views and feedback on the structure and content of Draft One of the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition (VGFSyN) with a view to informing the preparation of the next version of the document.

Documents:

 

OEWG Meeting

29 November 2019 - 14:00-17:00 - Red Room, FAO

Webcast link:http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/5134/icode/

The meeting will be an opportunity for the OEWG Chairperson to provide an update on the outcomes of the six Regional Consultations held related to the preparation of the First Draft of the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition to be circulated by the end of the year, as well as on the next steps in the process toward finalizing these guidelines ahead of CFS 47 in October 2020.

Documents:

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OEWG Meeting

30 May 2019: 9.30 - 12.30 and 14:00 - 15:00, Red Room, FAO

Webcast links:
Morning session: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4989/icode/
Afternoon session: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4991/icode/

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and get inputs on the Zero Draft that will feed the preparation of the First Draft of the Voluntary Guidelines, expected to be finalized by the end of 2019.

Documents:

Comments on the zero draft:

Argentina; Canada; Ecuador; FAO; FAO_bis; FAO_ter; France; France_bis; Germany; Hungary; Indonesia; ItalyMexico; Norway; PSM; PSM_bis; Switzerland; United Kingdom; UNSR_Right_to_Food; WHO.

 Zero Draft

Zero Draft of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Security and Nutrition (English)

 

OEWG Meeting

8 March 2019: 14:00 - 17:00, Green Room, FAO

Webcast link: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4953/icode/

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and to get specific feedback and suggestions on how to improve the Preliminary version of the Zero Draft of the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition.

Documents:

Comments on the Zero Draft:

Argentina; Brazil; Burkina Faso; Canada; Costa Rica; CSMCuba; EU;FAO; France; Germany; Hungary; IDLO; IFAD; Italy; Mexico; Netherlands; Norway; OHCHR; PSM; RtF Rapporteur; Russia; SUN Movement; Sweden; Switzerland; UN Network; United States; United Kingdom; University Wollongong; UNSCN; WFO; WFP; WHO

 

Open Meeting on Food Systems

30 January 2019: 9.30-12.30, Green Room, FAO

Webcast: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4925/icode/

The meeting is intended to provide a space for an open discussion among CFS stakeholders on the different elements of the HLPE report on Nutrition and Food Systems.

Background documents and information

The Committee in 2017 decided to embark on a multistakeholder policy convergence process which is intended to lead to the development of Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition to be finalized by October 2020.

The Terms of Reference endorsed by the CFS Plenary in 2018 and the CFS Strategy on Nutrition, endorsed in 2016, represent important references for the policy process.

The policy convergence process is supported by the scientific evidence provided by the HLPE Report on Nutrition and Food which was launched in 2017.

The Voluntary Guidelines will be the result of an inclusive consultative process. Five regional consultations will take place between June and October 2019 to get inputs, comments and suggestions on how to best align the guidelines with regional and national priorities and needs. An e-consultation will also take place in 2019 as an additional entry point for interested stakeholders.

A working document - Elements Paper – has been prepared and is regularly updated by the Secretariat, highlighting a number of issues that might be considered and discussed in the course of the preparation of the Voluntary Guidelines.

  •  Elements Paper - CFS stakeholders are invited to provide their inputs and suggestions on additional policy relevant areas - following the proposed format - that they want to be considered and discussed

A living document presenting references to existing relevant international guidance as well as to technical documents concerning food systems and nutrition has also been prepared to support the preparation of the Voluntary Guidelines.