Working Group on Multi-year Programme of Work (MYPoW)

Leaded by the CSM Advisory Group 

Chair of the CFS OEWG on MYPoW: Dr Md Mafizur Rahman

The MYPoW gives direction on which topics should be addressed by the Committee, the activities to be undertaken and the expected outcomes. It also requests the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to provide scientific and knowledge-based reports on specific issues from the food security and nutrition perspective. It also considers the financial implications of the proposed work.

Multi-Year Programme of Work 2016-2017

Process 2016-2017

Deadline for submission of MYPoW Proposals

Deadline for submission of MYPoW Proposals 2018-2019
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CFS Ranking Exercise

From 09/11/2016 to 21/12/2016
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Chair's Proposal

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CFS 44 Plenary Session

Adoption of the MYPoW
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2 May 2017 


The first two agenda items refer to the preparation of the CFS programme of work for the biennium 2018-2019. At the meeting, consensus is expected to be reached on the activities for the next MYPoW, including rationale, objectives, expected outcomes and process of each workstream. OEWG members are once again strongly encouraged to consult informally in advance of the meeting among interested stakeholders to clarify the objectives and outcomes of preferred proposals.

The third item is about the proposal to implement a longer-term MYPoW. Following the initial discussions held at the February OEWG meeting and the recommendations of the CFS evaluation, OEWG members will be invited to further analyze this matter. The MYPoW OEWG is expected to submit a response on this to CFS 44 next October.

At the end of the meeting, the MYPoW OEWG Chair will provide an overview of the conclusions and decisions taken and present the following steps of the MYPoW process.

Background documents:

29 March 2017

MYPoW – Chair’s Proposal

6 February 2017

CFS OEWG Meeting

The first background document is intended to guide the discussion on the preparation of the CFS MYPoW for the biennium 2018-2019. It presents the suggested themes and activities together with the results of the ranking exercise and an analysis of current activities and budgetary implications to be considered in the development of the next programme of work. The second document draws on the outcomes of the work of the SDGs OEWG which were presented at CFS 43, and in particular on the suggestion to consider the development of a longer-term MYPoW. The document is intended to present a number of initial considerations and potential implications of this option.

December 2016

9 November – 12 December 2016

CFS Ranking Exercise

7 November 2016

CSM Proposals for the 2018-2019 CFS MYPoW 

Process 2015-2016

October 2016

Outcomes of the 3rd OEWG Meeting – 12 September

3rd OEWG Meeting – 12 September

CFS Bureau and Advisory Group Meeting – 8 July 2016

CSM Written Submission on the Chair Proposal – 1 July 2016

2nd OEWG Meeting – 20 June 2016

OEWG Outcomes

CSM Proposals for the HLPE Reports of the biennium 2018-2019 – 15 April 2016

1st OEWG Meeting – 18 March 2016

CFS Documents

 Timeline of the Process:

  • 1st OEWG Meeting – 18 March 2016
  • Submission of proposals on HLPE Reports for biennium 2018-2019 – 15 April
  • 2nd OEWG Meeting – 20 June 2016