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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CFS High-Level Events in October

CFS High-Level Virtual Events 13-15 October 2020 IMPORTANT! Registrations to the CFS High-Level events of 13-15 October are closing on October 8th.  In order to register please click here and follow the instructions. You will receive a confirmation email with the details to access the event. When putting the name of your organisation while registering please write: Name of your organisation /CSM CFS High Level Events background documents CFS Chair’s Summary  Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CFS Bureau decided to postpone the 47th CFS Plenary Session to 8-12 of February 2021. Nevertheless, it was agreed to make use of the dates originally booked for the plenary session to hold instead a three-days CFS high-level virtual events from 13 to 15 of October. Please find here the agenda of the virtual sessions. These three days do not foresee any policy decision-making moment, but will foster the policy dialogue among CFS members and participants across key policy issues that have been on the agenda of the Committee of this year. Such issues include the findings of the latest HLPE Report “Food Security and nutrition: building a global narrative towards 2030”, which also contains relevant policy recommendations towards a possible CFS policy response to Covid and call for a radical transformation of current food systems, the findings of the SOFI Report 2020, as well as a debate on the current CFS policy negotiations of the Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition and Policy Recommendations on Agroecological and other innovative approaches, and their link and contribution to the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit. On 15 of October, the CFS is also expected to honor, as it has done in past years, the UN International Day of Rural Women in its opening session by having the voice of a rural woman addressing the virtual event. As you can see ministerial presence is confirmed in the panel discussions throughout the three days, as well as CSM interventions. As a result of these three days the CFS Chair will draft, in consultation with the CFS Bureau members, a Summary of the events. It is still not clear if this summary will also be included as part of the background documents that will inform CFS policy decisions in February. Moreover, a limited number of partners’ events will be also taking place virtually during these three days, prior and after the main events. Find the timetable here. The CSM

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CSM Webinar: Learning about the COVID-19 crisis in the CFS

The Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has the pleasure to invite you to the webinar ‘Learning about the COVID-19 crisis in the Committee on World Food Security’ Wednesday 16 April 15.00 – 17.00 (CET) DOWNLOAD THE FLYER You can now see the recorded webinar here! Panelists: Máximo Torero – Assistant DG, Economic and Social Development, FAO Francesco Branca – Director Nutrition and Development,WHO Olivia Yambi – Co-Chair IPES-Food G.V. Ramanjaneyulu – Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Agriculture  Sophia Murphy – Senior Specialist, Agriculture, Trade,  Investment, IISD Mamadou Goita – Executive Director, IRPAD  Co-facilitators: Nettie Wiebe and Ruchi Tripathi (CSM) ———————————– EN/ES/FR Interpretation will be provided. If you are planning to attend through ES/FR interpretation please write to [email protected]   ABSTRACT It is increasingly evident that the tremendous impacts of the COVID19 pandemic on human health will be accompanied by a food crisis of global dimensions in which food import-dependent countries and vulnerable sectors of the population will be the hardest hit. CFS members and participants are already engaged in monitoring and assessing the impacts of COVID19 and tracking responses at all levels. The CFS can count on its own High-Level Panel of Experts and, importantly, on the data collection and knowledge generating activities of the RBAs, FAO in particular. At the same time, through the multiple constituencies that comprise it, the CFS has unprecedented access to the evidence and proposals of the most vulnerable, who are also responsible for the bulk of food production in the world. Putting these insights and perceptions together can help us to learn lessons regarding what makes food systems resilient and what normative process needs to be engaged to work towards inclusive, equitable and sustainable food systems. We invite you to a webinar on Impact of Covid-19 on food systems and policy responses to it. The panel comprises of speakers from international organizations and the academic and research world, from different regions. The format will be one of facilitated dialogue, inviting active engagement by CFS Members and participants. The Committee on World Food Security key in facilitating a coordinated global policy response around covid-19 and food crisis The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was reformed in 2009 in response to a previous food crisis, making it the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform working towards ensuring food security, nutrition and the right

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CSM side event on Extractivism and Women’s right to food

CSM side event @CFS 46 The impact of extractivism on women’s right to food and the struggle for a just transition Addressing root causes of violence against women and the way ahead for concrete solutions towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda 17 October 2019 08.30 – 10.00 Iran room DOWNLOAD THE FLYER SUMMARY OF THE SIDE EVENT Panelists: Samantha Hargreaves – WoMin (South Africa) Chaturika Sewwandi – National Federation of Women of Vikalpani (Sri Lanka) Laura Hurtado – National Director of ActionAid Guatemala (Guatemala), connected by telephone from Geneva Dercy Teles de Carvalho Cunha – President of the Rural Workers’ Union of Xapuri Municipality and President of the Small Farmers’ Association 11 June, Amazonia, Brazil Moderator: Azra Sayeed – International Women’s Alliance (Pakistan) The side event aims to explore the different aspects of extractive industries (from monoculture plantations to mining) and intends to make a linkage on how the environment and health impacts of this production are directly affecting women’s right to food and their empowerment. The event also wants to highlight what role that the CFS can play looking towards the upcoming CFS workstream on gender equality and women’s empowerment, to ensure a just transition towards the achievement of Agenda 2030. Moreover, we will also address how violence against women is strictly linked to women’s food insecurity and malnutrition and, often, how violence worsened when women live in areas where extractives projects are taking place. Interpretation available in EN/ES/FR

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CSM side event The Future of Food and the Visions of the Youth

CSM Side Event @CFS 46 The future of food and the visions of the youth: “We don’t inherit land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” (Native American Saying) 18 October 2019 08.30 – 10.00 Iraq Room DOWNLOAD THE FLYER SUMMARY OF THE SIDE EVENT Panelists: Hilal Elver – UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Luis Fernando Ceciliano – Alternate Permanent Representative of Costa Rica David Suttie – IFAD Chaturika Sewwandi – Vikalpani National Women’s Federation (Sri Lanka) Jessie MacInnis – La Via Campesina (Canada) Moderator: Nzira Deus – World March of Women (Mozambique) The side event wants to give space to the demands and visions of rural youth and small-scale food producers from CSM towards the upcoming CFS workstream on this topic by strengthening linkages and policy dialogue with youth representatives of the CFS’ most affected constituencies. It will foster and support rural youth policy engagement from the constituencies most contributing to food security and nutrition in light of today’s great challenges, from the growing number of people suffering from hunger and malnutrition to climate change and the issue of migration that impacts youth and their rural communities. It will also offer a unique opportunity to CFS members and participants to understand that many young people are willing to stay in the rural areas and to revitalize them by nurturing dynamic relations with their own communities, their territories, natural resources and traditional knowledge, setting the scene for a just, healthy and sustainable future for all. Interpretation available in EN/ES/FR

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CSM and PSM joint side event on Food Systems and Nutrition

CSM and PSM side event @CFS46 Food Systems and Nutrition Guidelines: proposed pathways by the Private Sector and Civil Society Tuesday 15 October 2019 8.30-10.00 am  Iraq Room DOWNLOAD THE FLYER SUMMARY OF THE SIDE EVENT Panelists: Isabel Álvarez Vispo – Urgenci Antonio Gonzalez – MAELA Rocco Renaldi – Secretary General International Food and Business Alliance Maya Stewart – Private Sector Mechanism Moderator: Liliane Ortega – Chair of the CFS OEWG on Food Systems and Nutrition   The side event aims to provide space to discuss the perspectives, expectations and concrete proposals by civil society, including small-scale food producers, indigenous peoples and the private sector with respect to the forthcoming Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition. The event will also provide an interactive space for civil society and private sector to respond to and dialogue with each other’s proposals with the active engagement of the audience. The event will build on the first our regional consultation (Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Near East) and explore critical pathways for the upcoming  phase of negotiation.

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CSM Side Event on Agroecology and Food Systems!

CSM Side Event @CFS 46 Re-think and Re-shaping Food Systems through Agroecology! CFS Policy Convergence process on Agroecology and Food Systems and Nutrition as the key opportunity to chart the transition to a truly sustainable future 15 October 2019 18.00 – 19.30 Iraq Room DOWNLOAD THE FLYER SUMMARY OF THE SIDE EVENT Panelists: Victor Suarez – Undersecretary of Agriculture, Mexico Iridiani Seibert – La Via Campesina, Brazil Molly D. Anderson – Professor, Middlebury College, USA Rodolfo Gonzalez Greco – Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo (CLOC), Argentina Moderator: Joana Dias, Actuar/CPLP Portugal The side event aims to explore how best the CFS could seize a historical opportunity and strengthen the obvious synergy between the policy convergence process on Food Systems and Nutrition and on Agroecology and other innovations, both to be concluded by 2020. Indeed, the CFS Food Systems and Nutrition Guidelines are the first intergovernmental negotiation to establish a food system approach to the realisation on the right to food, one that recognise the multiplicity of public objectives  that the food systems serve. once the proper synergy with the Agroecology policy convergence process is established, the Guidelines may provide critical opportunities to re-affirm the multidimensional contribution of smallholder agriculture, promote agroecology and implement the UN Declaration of the Rights of Peasants and concretise the combined aspirations of the UN Decade of Family Farming and the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, with a particular emphasis on women’s rights and youth perspectives. Interpretation available in EN/ES/FR

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CSM Side Events at CFS 46!

14 October 2019 13:00 – 14:30 Philippines Room (Building C Room 277) – Here all informations! Fighting hunger between rights and inequalities: Too many left behind! How can human rights be used to reduce inequalities and overcome discrimination for achieving food security and nutrition for all? CSM Global Governance Working Group! 15 October 2019 08:30 – 10:00 Iraq Room (Building A Room 235) Here all Informations! Food Systems & Nutrition Guidelines: Proposed Pathways by the Private Sector and Civil Society:  Perspectives and proposals by civil society and the private sector on how to reshape food systems to ensure sustainable and healthy diets (Joint CSM and PSM Side Event) CSM Nutrition and Food Systems Working Group   15 October 2019 18:00 – 19:30 Iraq Room (Building A Room 235) Here all informations! Re-thinking and Re-shaping Food Systems through Agroecology:  CFS policy convergence on Agroecology and Food Systems & Nutrition as the key opportunity to chart the transition to a truly sustainable future  CSM Agroecology and CSM Nutrition and Food Systems Working Group   17 October 2019 08:30 – 10:00 Iran Room (Building B Room 016) – Here all informations! The impact of extractivism on women’s right to food and the struggle for a just transition: Addressing root causes of violence against women and the way ahead for concrete solutions towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda  CSM Women Working Group   18 October 2019 08:30 – 10:00 Iraq Room (Building A Room 235) – Here all informations!  The future of food and the visions of the youth: “We don’t inherit land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” (Native American Saying) CSM Youth Working Group  

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CSM Side Event on Inequalities

CSM Side Event @ CFS 46 Fighting Hunger between rights and inequalities. Too many left behind Monday, 14 October 13.00-14:30h, Philippines Room Download the flyer! SUMMARY OF THE SIDE EVENT The key question of this Side Event is fundamental for the CFS: How can human rights be used to reduce inequalities and overcome discrimination for achieving food security and nutrition for all? The CFS Vision points to the elimination of hunger and malnutrition and the progressive realization of the right to adequate food. All CFS policy guidelines and recommendations explicitly aim to contribute to this vision. Panelists: Ms. Stefania Tripodi, Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues Section, Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights Mr. Agung Hendriadi, Head of Food Security Agency, Indonesia Ms. Gabriel Ferrero, Director General for Sustainable Development Cooperation Policies, Spain Mr. Shantanu Mathur, Lead Adviser Global Engagement and Partnerships, IFAD Ms. Elisabeth Mpofu, International Coordinator, La Via Campesina In this context, the Side Event will address particularly the challenge of inequalities and how to reduce inequalities for achieving food security and nutrition. Key questions of the event will be: – Why is reducing inequalities essential for advancing the right to adequate food? – What are the lessons learned from experiences on the local, national and global levels, especially from the smallholder, women and youth perspectives? – How can peasants’ rights and inequalities be addressed within the UN Decade of Family Farming?  

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CFS 46th Plenary Session 14-18 October 2019

CFS 46th Plenary Session 14-18 October 2019 In this page you will find all the informations related to the CFS 46th Plenary Session that will open on 14 October 2019 and will close on 18 October 2019. Background documents and useful information CFS 46th FINAL REPORT (Verbatim of the sessions) Please find here the following information and background documents for the session: CFS Draft Timetable (Please note that the agenda of Tuesday 16 of October, being World Food Day will be managed by FAO) CFS Provisional Agenda CFS Background document  CFS Side Event timetable   CFS Side Event schedule with abstracts   Webcast link to follow on stream the Plenary Session   CFS 46 Pictures (here you can find the daily official pictures of the Plenary Sessions) If you are willing to have CFS Background documents printed please send an email to the following address [email protected] with the document number and language Registration Please note that to access FAO HQs and CFS Plenary Session you will need to register to the CFS 46 web portal by 20th of September 2019. If you also plan to attend the CSM Forum please also register to this link by 20th September 2019. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS TO CFS 46TH PLENARY SESSION HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 9 OCTOBER 2019!

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CSM Forum 2019 Opening Public Panel

The Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has the pleasure to invite you to the Opening Panel of the CSM Forum Saturday 12 October 2019 09:30 – 11:00 h Green Room, FAO HQs – Rome Download the flyer! ——————————— The theme of the public debate is: 10 Years after the CFS Reform What Role for the CFS in the Future Architecture of Global Food Governance? Keynote by Dr. Qu Dongyu Director General of FAO Panelists: Mario Arvelo, CFS Chair Nettie Wiebe, CSM Coordination Committee  Azra Sayeed, CSM Coordination Committe Mosa F. Sowe, CSM Coordination Committee Silvia Dywili, CSM Coordination Committte   —————————— Interpretation in EN/ES/FR will be available The event is open to all members, participants and observers to CFS

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