Committee on World Food Security

Making a difference in food security and nutrition

Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems

Rapporteur: Ambassador Pio Wennubst, Permanent Representative, Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Organisations in Rome

Workplan | CFS Secretariat Focal Points: Chiara Cirulli and Emilio Colonnelli

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Written inputs received by 22 November 2021

Guiding questions:

  1. Which priority issues and policy-relevant areas should be addressed through this CFS policy convergence process and included in the policy recommendations?
  2. Do you have any suggestions for CFS meaningfully engaging youth constituencies in the policy convergence process?

Written inputs received by CFS Members: AngolaArgentina (ES), Brazil, China, Germany, Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland (Question 1 | Question 2), United States

Written inputs received by other stakeholders: ADACO (FR), CSM, IFADFAO, Special Rapporteur on the right to food, WFO, WHOYouth Alliance for Zero Hunger

OEWG Meeting | 19 November 2021

Call for written inputs by 22 November 2021

Dear CFS stakeholders,

I am honored to have been nominated Rapporteur for the policy convergence process on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems.

My role will consist in facilitating a dialogue among CFS Members and Participants, towards a consensus on draft Policy Recommendations for presentation and adoption at CFS 50 in October 2022. In line with the CFS 2020-2023 MYPoW provisions, “the policy recommendations on youth are envisioned as a focused, action-oriented document that will encourage public policies to foster enabling environments capable of tapping into the energy and skills of youth to improve food systems”. I will work with the active support of the youth, of the CFS Secretariat, of Technical Focal Points that have been nominated by FAO, IFAD and WFP and of dedicated CFS members.

The policy convergence process started at CFS 49 Plenary on 13 October. This session was based on the HLPE Report on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems (available in all UN languages). The inclusive discussion highlighted the key role played by youth in building the food systems of the future.

In line with the tentative workplan and timeline approved by the Bureau last September, I am now inviting you to provide further inputs in writing to [email protected] by 22 November 2021 sharing your views on and addressing the following guiding questions:

  1. Which priority issues and policy-relevant areas should be addressed through this CFS policy convergence process and included in the policy recommendations?
  2. Do you have any suggestions for CFS meaningfully engaging youth constituencies in the policy convergence process?

All inputs will be posted on the CFS website and inform preparations for our first Open Ended Working Group meeting on the afternoon of 19 November (15:00 – 18:00).

Looking forward to working together in the coming months.

Pio Wennubst,
Rapporteur for the CFS Youth Policy Convergence Process

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