The Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), has been closely observing the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) preparation since July 2019 and has expressed its concerns about its course on multiple occasions at the CFS and through different publicly accessible communications. For more information, read our problem analysis on What’s wrong with the UN Food Systems Summit and the briefing for UN Member States outlining our main concerns. You may also browse this page for further details and resources.
Below are a number of documents describing CSM’s concerns, and on a distinct section further below, key official CFS communications.
CSM Documents and Communications
- Call to action for the Peoples’ Counter-Mobilization to Transform Corporate Food Systems | 20 May 2021
- Multilateralism and Transformation of Corporate Food Systems: Different Visions, Different Pathways – Constructive Dialogue between the UN Deputy Secretary General and the CSM Liaison Group on the UN Food Systems Summit (FSS) | 11 May 2021
- Controversial background document prepared by the CFS Secretariat on the Food Systems Summit for the Advisory Group and Bureau meeting on 20 May 2021
- Note of the CSM Liaison Group after meeting with CFS Chair and Special Envoy for UN Food System Summit (UNFSS) – Main concerns of CSM Letter on Food System Summit remain without adequate response | 26 March 2021
- CSM Letter to the CFS Chair on the UN Food Systems Summit | 9 February 2021
- Problem analysis: what is wrong with the UN Food Systems Summit? | December 2020
- Briefing for UN Member States | December 2020
- Open call to join forces to challenge the UNFSS | October 2020
- CSM Key points to the CFS Advisory Group and Bureau meeting | October 2020
- Letter signed by more than 500 organisations sent to the UN Secretary General | March 2020
- Press Release alongside the letter sent to the UN Secretary General | March 2020