Committee on World Food Security

Making a difference in food security and nutrition

HLPF Side Event: Global Policy Coordination for SDG2; CFS amid COVID19

Virtual, United States of America | 14/07/2021


DATE: Wednesday, 14 July 2021

TIME: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EST / 13:30 PM - 3:00 PM CET

Read the summary of the event here.


Food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture are central to the 2030 Agenda and are crucial for achieving all of the Sustainable Development Goals. There is an urgent need to accelerate action by all stakeholders at all levels to fulfil the vision and goals of the 2030 Agenda. The experience of the UN’s Rome-based Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in conducting policy convergence work in an inclusive, evidence-based model of consensus-building is a good practice to be shared and learned from.

This 90-minute side event highlighted CFS’s collaborative, multi-stakeholder contribution to international policy convergence aimed at supporting the achievement of global food security and nutrition targets. Speakers addressed how CFS is working to drive progress on SDG 2, including through our recently endorsed Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition and our Policy Recommendations on Agroecological and Other Innovative Approaches.

Watch the recording here:


  • Thanawat Tiensin, CFS Chairperson - Opening remarks
  • Mario Arvelo, Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to FAO, IFAD and WFP, former CFS Chairperson
  • Naoko Yamamoto, Chairperson, UN Nutrition
  • Gerda Verburg, UN SUN Movement Coordinator, former CFS Chairperson
  • Jennifer Clapp, member of HLPE Steering Committee - Presentation
  • Rick White, Chair of the CFS Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) and Member of the Multi-Actor Food Systems Champions Network
  • André Luzzi, CFS Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples‘ Mechanism (CSM)

Moderator: Chris Hegadorn, CFS Secretary