CFS Special Event at the FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC)

Date: 14 November 2020

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

The event will highlight the relevance of the global policy work and inclusive approach of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to advance food security and nutrition. The event will in particular raise awareness on the forthcoming Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition (VGFSyN) which are expected to be adopted in February 2021 at CFS 47 - ahead of the 2020 Nutrition for Growth Summit now postponed to 2021, and the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021.

Participants will gain a clear understanding of the CFS, its core policy products such as the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), and the need for multistakeholder, cross-sectoral and whole-of-government approaches to transform the global food system and advance food security and nutrition. 

List of Documents



Moderator: Waiganjo Njoroge, CFS Communications Lead


  • Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Thanawat Tiensin, CFS Chairperson and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the Rome agencies
  • H.E. Bojan Marichikj, Minister of Justice of the Republic of North Macedonia
  • Ambassador Hans Hoogeveen, Chair of the CFS Open-ended Working Group on Food Systems and Nutrition
  • Isa Álvarez, Urgenci and CFS Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) representative
  • Katarina Eriksson, Project and Partnership Development Director, Tetra Laval and CFS Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) representative



If you have any questions and/or for more information, please contact the CFS Secretariat at [email protected]