49th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) | Land Portal
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The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was set up in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum for review and follow up of food security policies. In 2009 the Committee went through a reform process to ensure that the voices of other stakeholders were heard in the global debate on food security and nutrition. The vision of the reformed CFS is to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together in a coordinated way to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

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The 49th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will be held virtually from 11 to 14 October 2021.

Organized shortly after the United Nations Food Systems Summit, CFS 49 will focus on the 2021 State of Food Security and Nutrition report, uptake of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition, CFS Mutli-Year Programme of Work and other ongoing CFS workstreams and priorities.


Side Events

To enrich and complement the CFS 49 Plenary and to give its partners and other stakeholders an opportunity to highlight their work, CFS will organize 12 virtual side events over the four days – 3 per day, in parallel during the lunch break. The side events will be chosen among applicants by the CFS Chairperson, and organized by CFS stakeholders.

To apply, please download the application form and submit it to CFS-side-events@fao.org by 23 August 2021. The Side Event focal points listed in this form will be notified of the result of their request by 10 September 2021.

Download the side events form.

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