SDG

SDG

CSM Policy Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Coordinators

  • Anaru Fraser – International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)
  • Alberta Guerra – Action Aid International/IFSN

Technical Facilitator

  • Stefano Prato – Society for International Development (SID)

CSM Resource Person for the CFS Technical Task Team on SDG

  • Stefano Prato – Society for International Development (SID)

Here the Full List of Members of SDG WG

To join the Working Group please write to the CSM Secretariat at cso4cfs@gmail.com

Chair of the CFS Open-Ended Working Group on SDG: Wim Olthoff – EU Delegation

Background

The CSM Working Group (WG) was established during the CSM Forum of October 2015. The Working Group will draft and consolidate CSO’s positions, visions and inputs into the CFS workstream on “CFS engagement with Sustainable Development Goals” for the next biennium 2016-2017 as approved by the Multi-Year Programme of Work (MYPoW) endorsed at the 42nd CFS Plenary Session in October 2015.

The CSM WG is therefore actively engaged in contributing to the CFS inter-sessional activities on this topic (Open-Ended Working Groups) toward the CFS Plenary Sessions of 2016 and 2017.

Summary of the CSM Position Paper on CFS Engagement on SDG

The CSM started its discussion in preparation of CFS 42 with the aim to bring the different constituencies on the same page, as there is a situation of engagement discrepancy on SDG between the NGOs, social movements and indigenous people. Currently the CSM internal process of consultation is ongoing but is not yet finalized.

The points contained in the CSM Preliminary document can be summarised in three parts that provide:

  • An assessment of the elements of strength and concern of the 2030 Agenda.
  • A set of principles that should guide the engagement of the CFS with 2030 Agenda.
  • Three main domains where the CFS engagement can materialize.

Assessment:

The CSM WG acknowledges the positive elements such as: a) the universal framework; b) its broadness and comprehensiveness; c) the explicit reference to the CFS; d) its inclusiveness.

The WG also identified some elements of concerns: a) a weak reference to the HRs framework (which is referred to in the opening part of the agenda but in other parts of agenda there is a framing on needs instead of rights). There is also concern on Goal 2 with lacks a reference to the RtAF; b) it is a mainstream agenda, and does not necessarily address several structural determinants and root causes of the problems it claims to address. One concern is the unsubstantial and superficial way in which multi-stakeholder’s partnership are portrayed with no mention of the conflict of interest; c) There is an asynchrony between the ambition agenda proposed and the inadequacy of means for its implementation; d) Data revolution is important but there is the need to acknowledge the participation of those most affected by food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms by avoiding technocratic flows.

Principles

 Preamble: the CSM has a concern on the directionality between the CFs and SDGs. It shouldn’t be on how the 2030 Agenda will change the CFS, but the other way around, how the 2030 Agenda reinforces and reaffirm the centrality of the CFS mandate and processes.

  1. Full respect and enhancement of the current CFS mandate (GSF)
  2. Centrality of Human Rights (the perspective of the RtAF)
  3. Centrality of past and potential future policy products. Encompassing the agenda brings a risk of making superficial the discussion. The elaboration and processes of the thematic platform such as CFS should be respected. CFS could contribute to the 2030 Agenda with its sophisticated products.
  4. Subsidiarity within the CFS and the Assembly
  5. Engagement of those primarily affected by food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms.

Domains

  1. A) Normative: strengthening CFS normative instruments of the past, present and future.
  2. B) Coordination: importance of policy coherence with RtAF and GSF.
  3. C) Monitoring and accountability: deeply embedded in the direct participation of those primarily affected and complementary of the approach on data and indicators.

CSM WG also highlighted its main concerns on the draft documents submitted for discussion to the OEWG:

  1. a) Inclusive and participatory approach by establishing a TTT under the lead of the Secretariat, open to Advisory Group Members, that does not affect the tight timeline.
  2. b) Concerning the OEWG’s objective Point D should be the overall one.
  3. c) Concerns on the guiding questions drafted by the Secretariat as they could mislead the CFS reflection on its engagement with SDG.

Read the full CSM Preliminary Position Paper on CFS Engagement on SDG

Extract from MYPoW 2016-2017 on CFS engagement with Sustainable Development Goals

  1. In September 2015, the United Nations will hold a summit of heads of state in New York for the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the foremost inclusive international platform dealing with food security and nutrition issues, CFS represents an exceptional forum to discuss ways and approaches towards implementing the SDGs on issues related to sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition. Through its unique multi-stakeholder, broad-based and participatory platform, the Committee could identify strategic and coordinated actions and stay abreast of major international developments such as UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris, with a view to supporting country-led, national implementation of the SDGs.
  2. An OEWG will be established as of November 2015 to analyse those SDGs that are related to sustainable agriculture and food security and nutrition. Agencies and bodies, in addition to the Rome- based agencies, invited to provide technical support to the OEWG will be agreed by the Bureau following consultation with the Advisory Group. The objective would be to agree on how CFS as a global, multi-stakeholder committee can provide a platform for sharing, learning and identifying challenges and achievements. It should act to address policy gaps that may impede SDG implementation and identify opportunities for accelerating progress on particular themes within the SDGs relevant to the mandate of CFS.
  3. The work of the OEWG could also consider CFS outputs and previous work carried out by the Committee (including HLPE reports and recommendation of the policy roundtables) which could be relevant for advancing implementation of the SDGs, and mainstream nutrition throughout its work.
  4. This process could also help promote inclusive and effective multi-stakeholder mechanisms at regional and national level that could advance implementation of the SDGs by sharing information and lessons learned via CFS’ multi-stakeholder approach. This would be consistent with the indicative roles foreseen in phase 2 of the CFS Reform Document.
  5. This preparatory phase will set the stage and enable discussion on the future objectives and expected outcomes of this work and its results would be presented at CFS 43 in 2016, which would take a decision on the next steps of the process.

Process 2016 – 2017

CFS OEWG on SDG

CFS OEWG on SDGs
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CFS OEWG on SDGs

CFS OEWG on SDGs
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CFS OEWG on SDGs

CFS OEWG on SDGs
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Bureau and Advisory Group Meeting

Bureau and Advisory Group Meeting
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OEWG on SDG

OEWG on SDG
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OEWG on SDG

OEWG on SDG
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CFS 44 Plenary Session

CFS 44 Plenary Session
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3 of March

CFS OEWG on SDGs

This meeting will focus on advancing CFS written contribution to the 2017 HLPF review, expected early May 2017 by the UN Secretariat in New York, as well as draft key messages drawn from the contribution. The meeting will also dedicate some time for an exchange of views on the work envisaged in the next biennium to support CFS’ engagement with the 2030 Agenda, to support ongoing MYPoW discussions on the Committee’s work in the next biennium.

Background Documents:

27 January 

CFS OEWG on SDGs

The meeting will be webcast at http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4023/icode/ 

This first OEWG meeting on SDG will address the following topics: 1) Exchange updates on NY developments, including the Resolution adopted in the Second Committee of UNGA and preparations for the HLPF 2017 (for information and discussion); 2) CFS strategy for stakeholders to better engage with the HLPF in 2017 beyond the written contribution (for discussion); 3) OEWG workplan 2017 (for discussion and agreement); Zero-draft key messages and zero-draft contribution outline to the 2017 HLPF review based on guidance received from CFS 43 Plenary (for discussion)

Background Documents:

 

Process 2015 – 2016

 

CSM Prep-Meeting

CSM WG Preparation Meeting
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OEWG on SDG

First meeting of the OEWG on SDG
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CSM Prep-Meeting

CSM WG Preparation Meeting
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OEWG on SDG

Second meeting of the OEWG on SDG
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OEWG on SDG

Third Meeting of the OEWG on SDG
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OEWG on SDGs

OEWG on SDGs
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OEWG on SDGs

OEWG on SDGs
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CFS 43 Plenary Session – 17-21 October 2016

5th OEWG Meeting – 07 September 2016

CFS Background Documents:

Meeting of the CFS Bureau and Advisory Group – 8 July 2016

4th OEWG Meeting – 22 June 2016

CFS Background Documents:

CSM speaking points

The OEWG will be webcasted at this link

CFS inter-sessional event “From the MDGs to the SDGs: Understanding the meaning of the “2030 Agenda” for Food Security and Nutrition” – WFP HQs 17 June 2016 

Read the Concept Note

Written inputs on Draft proposal circulated on 2 June 2016

Written contributions

3rd OEWG Meeting – 27 April 2016

CFS Background Documents:

Outcomes of the OEWG meeting elaborated by the CFS Secretariat

Webcast of the OEWG meeting

3rd of March – Submission of CSM written comments on CFS annotated outline

Read CSM Written comments

2nd OEWG Meeting – 24 February 2016

CFS Background Documents

CSM Contributions:

CFS Outcomes of the OEWG

Advisory Group and Bureau Meeting 2 February 2016

1st OEWG Meeting- 21 January 2016

CFS Background Documents

CSM Contributions to the OEWG

CFS Outcome of the OEWG

Process of the Working Group in 2015

CSM Plenary Statement on SDG at CFS 42 (October 2015)

Read the CSM contribution on CFS Engagement with SDGs during the Advisory Group and Bureau meeting of 24 November 2015