Committee on World Food Security

Making a difference in food security and nutrition

Final Version of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition (VGFSyN) - presented for endorsement to the CFS Plenary on Wednesday 10 February 2021

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


Revised draft for Negotiations - VGFSyN

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Document with paragraphs discussed during FoC meetings (18-21 January 2021)

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Revised draft for Negotiations - VGFSyN

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Document on Sections 3.3 and 3.4 and paragraph 56 (as discussed at the last FoC meeting on 3 December 2020

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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

Additional text proposals on the impact of pandemics

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The document is intended to provide a clear picture of various positions among the membership concerning the document and identify the most contentious paragraphs - in view of the need to find compromise solutions during negotiations.

Matrix with inputs on the VGFSyN


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.

ArgentinaAustraliaBrazilBrazil Africa InstituteCabo VerdeCanadaCanada BisCGIARChileChile BisChinaCosta RicaCSMCSM BisDominican RepublicEUFAO,  FTAGAINHarvest Plus, IndonesiaIndonesia BisIPES FoodJapanJapan BisMalaysiaMexicoMexico BisNew Zealand, New Zealand Bis,  NorwayPhilippinesPhilippines BisPSMRussian FederationRussian Federation BisSwitzerlandSwitzerland BisThailandUNICEFUN Nutrition NetworkUniversity of OsloUSAWFOWFPWFP BisWHOWHO BisWorld Resources InstituteWTOWWF 


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Committee in 2017 decided to embark on a multistakeholder policy convergence process which were intended to lead to the development of Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition to be finalized by October 2020. After CFS 47 had been post-poned from October 2020 to February 2021, the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition were finally on 10 February 2021.

Watch the video produced for the regional consultations here.

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