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The UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) today concluded its 50th Plenary Session (CFS 50). The Plenary was first convened on 10-13 October 2022 and adjourned to a later date to conclude deliberations on coordinating policy responses to the global food crisis informed by the 2022 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report (SOFI).

The reconvened plenary on 19 December 2022 advanced global discussion towards addressing global hunger and malnutrition including on coordinating policy responses to the current and future food crisis. Members also endorsed new Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in...

The Chairperson of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), Ambassador Gabriel Ferrero y de Loma-Osorio, on behalf of the CFS family, welcomes the extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative to continue facilitating safe navigation and export of grains, fertilizers and other food commodities from Ukraine.

The CFS Chairperson also welcomes the commitment by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to removing the remaining obstacles to the export of food and fertilizers from the Russian Federation

He further commends the UN Secretary-General and Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for their leadership in facilitating the deal which has, since its agreement  in...

After four long days of policy debate, the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) adjourned its 50th Plenary Session (CFS 50) to reconvene as soon as possible and conclude deliberations on coordinating policy responses to the global food crisis informed by the 2022 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report (SOFI).

Convened as the first in-person plenary since 2019, CFS 50 saw record-high attendance by senior officials and high-ranking delegates and close to 40 ministers, vice-ministers and state secretaries from around the world. More than 1,500 delegates participated either live or on-line from among civil society,...

Rome, 12 October 2021 –  The Committee on World Food Security (CFS), today endorsed Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition during the 50th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 50).

Welcoming the endorsement of the policy recommendations, Ambassador Gabriel Ferrero, CFS Chairperson said: “In a moment of global crisis, solutions will come from young people. These policy recommendations will serve as an ambitious and action-oriented policy tool to empower young people in agriculture and food systems enabling them to take the...

10 October 2022, Rome - With the world facing a worsening food and cost-of-living crisis caused by the interlinked shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and armed conflicts - including in Ukraine - the Committee on World Food Security is this week convening its 50th Plenary session (CFS 50), 10-13 October 2022.

Organized in ‘hybrid’ format, the Plenary started with a special ministerial-level segment to focus on the state of food insecurity in the world and on fostering coordinated policy responses to the crisis.

It will be kicked off by a discussion of the 2022 State of Food...

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