Committee on World Food Security

Making a difference in food security and nutrition

Special Event

Food security remains a critical global issue, exacerbated by various drivers such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing conflicts. Achieving the right to adequate food for all requires concerted efforts and the implementation of effective policies and guidelines. This year's Special Event aims to highlight the importance of the Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security. Inspired by the SDG summit in September 2023 and ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines, the event will feature country experiences, good practices, challenges and reflect on ongoing efforts covering the wide range of approaches and initiatives from different stakeholders at all levels. Through an interactive dialogue with CFS stakeholders the event will reflect on past experiences and look into future opportunities.

CFS Secretariat's Special Event on the right to food

H.E. Gabriel Ferrero, Chairperson, Committee on World Food Security | Biography

Ms. Marcela Villareal, Director, Partnerships and UN Collaboration, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Biography

Mr. Michael Fakhri, Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Human Rights Council | Biography

Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, Deputy High Commissioner, United Nations Human Rights Office | Biography

Mr. Renato Maluf, Former President, Brazilian National Council on Food and Nutrition Security | Biography

Mr. Michael Windfuhr, Academia | Biography

Ms. Nadra Saleh Abdi Liibaan, Member of Parliament, Somalia | Biography

H.E. Thierry Apothéloz, State Councillor, Department of Social Cohesion, Switzerland | Biography

H.E. Shri Sanjeev Chopra, Secretary Ministry of Food and Public Distribution, Government of India | Biography

Mr. Chirophe Golay, Legal Adviser to the first UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food | Biography

Dr. Hlamalani Ngwenya, CEO, Facilitation of Systemic Change Consulting | Biography