CSM Public Briefing | 25 March 2021

The Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism for relation with the CFS 

kindly invites to a Virtual Public Briefing: 

“Priorities and Key Messages to the upcoming CFS Negotiations 
on Agroecological and other Innovative Approaches”

Thursday,  25 March, 13:15-14:15h CET

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CFS AG and Bureau meeting 4 March 2021

4 March 2021 CFS Advisory Group and Bureau meeting This meeting addressed the following topics: a) feedback and assessment on the past CFS 47th Plenary Session; b) draft agenda of the next extraordinary CFS Plenary Session of 4th June 2021; c) CFS contribution to the HLPF; d) the monitoring process for the CFS policy recommendations on Climate and Water to be addressed by CFS 48th Plenary Session in October; e) the intercessional events on Data and Inequalities foreseen in the MYPoW to be scheduled during 2021; f) Advisory Group reporting exercise; e) a CFS secretariat proposal on the impact assessment of CFS policy work.

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CFS 47th Plenary Session 8-11 February 2021

CFS 47th Plenary Session 8-11 February 2020 In this page you will find all the information related to the CFS 47th Plenary Session that will be held entirely online. Please find here the following information and background documents for the session: Official CFS 47 Documents Branded Public Provisional Agenda Branded Public Provisional Timetable  FAO Zoom meeting guidelines Registration Please note that to access the CFS Plenary Session, which will be held entirely via Zoom, you will need to register to the CFS 47 web portal by 22 January 2021. REGISTER HERE BEFORE 22 JANUARY 2021 ➡️Any questions related to registration for CFS-47, should be made to: [email protected]

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CSM Side event, today 15 October 2020!

The Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM)  for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS)  invites you to join  Today, 15 of October 2020, at 4.30 pm CET  its CFS partners event   “COVID-19 impacts: a transgenerational and women’s viewpoint on food systems transformation” CSM Youth and Women constituencies from rural and urban contexts, will dialogue with the CFS Chair, Thanawat Tiensin,  the DG for Sustainable Development Policies of the Ministry for Foreign Affair of Spain, Maria Abad Zapatero and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Michael Fakhri, on the current transgenerational challenges linked to the COVID-19 pandemic and the policy demands coming from the ground.    English, French and Spanish interpretation will be available!    TO ATTEND REGISTER HERE   Read the Summary of the event here!

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CSM 10th Anniversary celebrations and Policy Briefing on 12 October 2020

CSM Policy Briefing 12 October 2020 (13.00h – 13.40h CET) Download the agenda! The Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will be hosting a virtual policy briefing to launch the Global Synthesis Report “Voices from the ground: from COVID-19 to radical transformation of our food systems”. The policy briefing will also serve to present the call to action on the Food Systems Summit. Register HERE to join the the virtual event  Interpretation will be provided in English, Spanish and French  CSM 10th Anniversary celebrations 12 October 2020 (2.00 pm – 5.00 pm CET) Download the agenda! This year CSM will celebrate and commemorate its 10th Anniversary. 10 years of struggles, peoples’ voices, faces and hands bringing to Rome their homes, ecosystems and demands. Ten years of alternative and grassroots collective narratives and practices as well as wonderful achievements that have empowered people’s struggle for the right to food around the planet. Today the struggle continues and gets even harder and sometimes more polarized. CSM has grown and has self-equipped itself to face the current challenges with an incredible wealth of knowledge and heritage of capacities and legitimacy. To honor and commemorate this journey the CSM has decided to launch an autonomous virtual public event prior to the official opening of the CFS virtual events of October to honor these ten years and linking them to the challenges of the present and  future, invoking the spirit of the CFS reform: “Nothing about us, Without us!”. The event will take place virtually on Monday 12 of October 2020 from 2.00 to 5.00 pm Rome time. This date also coincides with the Indigenous Resistance day and will be a platform to launch our key policy messages to CFS. Register here to join!

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CFS Virtual negotiations on Food Systems and Nutrition

September//December 2020 CFS virtual policy negotiations Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition CSM Preliminary Key priorities   9 October 2020 First meeting of the Friends of the Chair In order to allow the finalization of the Guidelines during the foreseen second week of negotiation (dates to be identified), a series of Friends of the Chair (FoC) meetings, scheduled between October and early November, on specific parts of the text will be taking place in the upcoming weeks starting on October 9th. The aim of this informal meetings is to facilitate the consensus building around some particular issues and controversies. It seems that no interpretation will be officially granted by the CFS, directly challenging the inclusiveness of the process. As a basis for this FoC meetings a Chair’s proposal which was prepared based on the inputs submitted during the first round of negotiations on the VGFSyN will be used. A note with modalities for this meetings was also shared. Calendar of upcoming Friends of the Chair meeting: Friday, 9 October (13.00-17.00) Monday, 19 October (13.00-17.00) Friday, 23 October (13.00-17.00) Monday, 26 October (13.00-17.00) Friday, 30 October (13.00-17.00) Friday, 6 November (13.00-17.00)   18 September 2020 CFS Advisory Group and Bureau meeting During the CFS Advisory Group and Bureau meeting of 18 September, an evaluation session of this first week of negotiation took place and CSM reminded CFS members that diversity and plurality of voices are central for the legitimacy and ambition of this process, sharing the expectation that this approach would be maintained in the next steps of the process. Please find here CSM Contributions. Due to the multiple challenges of this virtual modality and a lack of clarity on the methodology of the negotiation exercise during this first week, a first reading of the text was possible, consisting in a comprehensive annotation of the different text changes’ proposals, but without having the possibility to negotiate those text proposals, seeking convergence among the different and sometimes very polarized positions. The CFS has foreseen only a second week of negotiation to finalize the Guidelines on time for their approval in February, during CFS 47th Plenary Session, and so far, no concrete dates were identified in the busy calendar of the RBAs, but it was announced that they might  take place between the end of November and the beginning of December. 7-11 September 2020 CFS virtual policy negotiations Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition The

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