CSM Forum 2019

CSM FORUM 12 – 13 October 2019 Green Room, FAO HQs,  Rome Draft Agenda CSM Forum Background Documents:   Logistic Note CSM Key Messages to CFS 46 Draft CC Report 2019 HLPE Report on Agroecology and other innovations Paper on Agroecology and Feminism by CSM Women’s Working Group Zero Draft of CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition CSM Working Group on Nutrition and Food Systems Vision Timetable of CSM/CFS activities during 14-18 October 2019 Flyer of CSM Social evening on 12th October 2019 DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 9 OCTOBER 2019! CSM Forum 2019 The CSM Forum will take place on 12 and 13 of October 2019 in the Green Room, at FAO HQs in Rome. In order to enter FAO premises and attend the CSM Forum you will need, as in previous years, to make a two steps registration process. Both steps are mandatory, even if you are considering only attending  the CSM Forum. Please follow the steps described below and register yourself before 20 September 2019: STEP 1 At this link you will find a Google Form to register to the CSM Forum. By filling the form, you will help us ensuring that our Forum’s organization runs smoothly and effectively. So, thanks in advance from the CSM Secretariat’s side for supporting this effort!  Register to the Google Form. After having done this first step you will receive a confirmation email from our side that your registration was completed successfully. All information collected will only be used for registration purposes and anonymous data collection.  Please proceed to register to CFS 46th Plenary Session (Second step). You will need to register to the Plenary Session also if you are only planning to attend the CSM Forum as this is a mandatory requirement to issue your building pass to attend the CSM Forum in FAO headquarters. STEP 2 To register to the CFS 46th Plenary Session (14-18 of October) please link here and follow all the instructions. You will receive an email from CFS approving your application during the month of September.  More information on the CSM Forum, such as the Agenda and the logistic details will be available from September 2019 at this page! Background documents will be available from September here!  DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION TO THE CSM FORUM AND CFS 46 IS 20 SEPTEMBER 2019

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CSM Information Session 19 September 2019

Invitation for a CSM Informational Meeting: Sharing Views in Preparation of CFS 46  Thursday, 19 September, 9:30-11:30h, FAO Mexico Room  Download the invitation! We kindly invite members and participants of the CFS to join us for an informational meeting in which we would like to present and share with you views on topics on the CFS 46 Plenary agenda.   The meeting is open to members and participants of the CFS. Languages: English and Spanish.  

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CFS Meeting on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition

CFS Meeting on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition – 17 September 2019 CSM Key points to the event! Video of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Hilal Elver Presentation by Dr. Bambang Supriyanto, Director General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership, Indonesia Presentation by CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) The CFS Event that will take place on 17 September 2019 was strongly requested by the CSM when the CFS Policy Recommendations on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition were endorsed after a policy convergence process in October 2017. CSM Working Group felt that not enough time was dedicated, during the policy debates and negotiation process, to the impact on Right to Food and FSN of tree plantations. CSM highlighted that plantations should not be considered as Forests as their impact are far from being positive for  Forests communities. Read here CSM Statement of October 2017 and here CSM vision that informed CSM positions during the Policy convergence process. Two years after the endorsement of CFS Policy Recommendation this CFS event is finally taking place, even if reduced to a three-hour event, with no interpretation and without any concrete policy outcome of follow-up. Please find below CFS Concept Note and Agenda of the event. CFS Concept Note and Agenda BACKGROUND The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) at its 44thSession in 2017, endorsed a set of policy recommendations on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition which were elaborated around the main findings of a detailed report of the CFS High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE). These policy recommendations highlight the key role of forests and trees in ensuring food security and nutrition by contributing to dietary quality and diversity, serving as a safety net in periods of food scarcity, generating income for local people, and providing essential ecosystem services for agriculture. They also note that land degradation and global deforestation, caused mainly by agriculture, driven by increased demand, – adversely impact the environment and ecosystems that ground the livelihoods of indigenous peoples, local communities, and smallholders and agriculture as a whole. CFS stakeholders thus stressed that sustainable agriculture and food security and nutrition cannot be achieved at the expense of forests, and that actions should be taken to promote better coordination of land use policies and strengthen sustainable management of forests. Specific attention was paid to the need to

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CSM Public Briefing on CFS VG on Nutrition and Food Systems

CSM kindly invites you to a Public Briefing  Priorities and Perspectives of Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations towards the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition Date and Venue: Thursday, 7 March,  14:00-15:30, Mexico Room, FAO HQ Delegates from the CSM Working Group on Food Systems and Nutrition will present their main expectations and priorities for the process on the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition, from the perspectives of smallholder and family farmers, fisherfolks, indigenous peoples, consumers, women and other civil society groups. The public briefing will count with the participation of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Hilal Elver, and provide space for dialogue and discussion among participants. The event is open to all members and participants of the CFS  and staff of the Rome-based Agencies.   Interpretation will be provided to English and Spanish. Download the flyer here

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A Mechanism of Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7PmlaqObL4&feature=youtu.be The MSC officially adopted the name of the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples Mechanism for relations with the Committee on World Food Security. Participants representing indigenous peoples in the Civil Society Forum (13-14, October) and the sessions of the Committee on Food Security (15-19) speak in this video of the process and express their joy for the incorporation of “Indigenous Peoples” “In the name of the mechanism.

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CSM Side Events at CFS 45!

CSM Side events proposals for CFS 45 were approved! Monday 15 of October 20178 13.00-14.30 Red Room Building A Flr 1 (Languages: EN/ES/FR) Celebrating the international day of rural women. From the field to the CFS and back.  Experiences, demands and perspectives from rural women’s grassroots organisations (CSM Working Group on Women).  Download the flyer HERE Speakers: Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Azra Sayeed, International Women’s Alliance (IWA), Pakistan Iridiani Seibert, La Via Campesina (LVC), Brazil Christiana Louwa, World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), Keny Paulomee Mistry, International Union of Food-workers (IUF), India Moderator: Ruchi Tripati, ActionAid international    Summary and key messages of the side event ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Tuesday 16 of October 2018  13.00-14.30 Malaysia Room Building B Flr 2 (Languages: EN/ES/FR) Mutating the chain: How emerging-tech and corporate mega-mergers are rapidly transforming the landscape of food, agriculture and farmers’ rights An independent event of the CSM, organized by: Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group) Heinrich Boll Foundation La Via Campesina (LVC) Download the flyer HERE Speakers: Pat Mooney, ETC Group Tom Wakeford, ETC Group Ambassador Mario Arvelo, CFS Chair Elizabeth Mpofu, International General Coordinator, LVC Sofía Monsalve, Secretary General, FIAN International Stig Tanzmann, Bread for the World Jan Urhahn, INKOTA netzwerk Moderator: Neth Daño, ETC Group ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Tuesday 16 of October 2018  18.00-19.30 Lebanon Room Building D Flr 2 (Languages: EN/ES/FR) Food systems and Nutrition guidelines: How can the CFS make a difference? Perspectives and expectations of small-scale food producers, civil society and Indigenous Peoples.  (CSM Working Group on Nutrition) Download the flyer HERE The side event aims to present and discuss the perspectives and expectations of small-scale food producers, civil society organizations and Indigenous Peoples with respect to the forthcoming Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition. In particular, the side event will explore how the CFS could really make the difference in proposing concrete policy pathways for normative and fiscal interventions that can realign food systems, in all their components, with the urgency to fulfil the right to adequate food and nutrition while also ensuring healthy and sustainable diets. While taking a holistic approach to nutrition – one that bridges the food, health, ecology and identity angles, the side event will advance concrete propositions on the key issues the CFS would need to tackle for the guidelines to be an effective policy instrument. Speakers: Stefano Prato, Society for International Development (SID) Adwoa Sakyi, International Union of Food-workers (IUF), Ghana Margarita Gomez,

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CSM Holds Annual Forum

(Only available in French) Le Mécanisme de la Société Civile (MSC) pour les relations avec le Comité des Nations Unies sur la Sécurité Alimentaire Mondiale, qui vient de changer son nom pour devenir le Mécanisme de la Société Civile et des Peuples Autochtones _après un travail de réflexion intérieure essentiel pour l’affirmation de son identité populaire _ organise son forum annuel les 13 et 14 octobre 2018 au siège de la FAO à Rome, dans un contexte marqué par l’aggravation de la faim et de la malnutrition dans le monde, et par la nécessité d’un réengagement du Comité pour la Sécurité Alimentaire. Un contexte qui s’est manifesté dans les déclarations des organisations et mouvements constituant la société civile internationale durant le forum. Un contexte mondial de faim et de malnutrition chroniques Le forum vient aussi dans une foulée d’événements étroitement liés à l’activité du MSC: Journée Internationale de l’Alimentation le 16 octobre, 45ème session plenière du Comité pour la Sécurité Alimentaire du 15 au 19 octobre, le vote imminent à l’Assemblée Générale de Nations Unies sur la déclaration des droits paysans en novembre, la présentation du rapport sur le droit à l’alimentation par le MSC le 12 octobre etc… En effet, Le MSC a organisé le 12 octobre 2018à Rome, une conférence de presse pour présenter son rapport sur le droit à l’alimentation dans le monde. Le rapport fait état d’une situation désastreuse où la faim et la malnutrition touchent près de 821 millions de personnes dans le monde. Ramona Duminicioiu, membre de La Via Campesina et du comité de coordination du MSC a déclaré lors de la conférence de presse : “Il est impossible d’atteindre l’objectif Faim Zéro sans un changement radical et un engagement totalement renouvelé de la part des gouvernements vis à vis des des politiques qui promeuvent et protègent nos droits, le droit à la nourriture, les droits des femmes, les droits des paysans, les droits des peuples autochtones, les droits des travailleurs, et tous les droits humains des populations les plus vulnérables ou atteintes d’insécurité alimentaire et de malnutrition”. Les messages clés des différentes parties : La Forum du MSC est ouvert le 13 octobre par un débat public, avec la participation du Directeur Généralde l’Organisation des Nations unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), du Président du Comité sur la Sécurité Alimentaire mondiale (CSA), et le représentant permanent du Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA)

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Press Conference: Launch of Global Civil Society Report on Right to Food

On the eve of the World Food Day Friday 12 October, 11h30-12h00 (Roma) VENUE: Auditorium Antonianum, Viale Manzoni 1, Rome. KEY RELATED TOPICS: World Food Day (16/10); International Rural Women Day (15/10); UN Committee on World Food Security Plenary Session. INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS: Ramona Duminicioiu – La Via Campesina – Romania Azra Sayeed – International Women’s Alliance – Pakistan Christiana Louwa – World Forum of Fisher Peoples – Kenya Margarita Gómez – La Via Campesina – Argentina Languages: English and Spanish (there will be interpretation).   ORGANIZER: Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples Mechanism (CSM) for relations to the UN Committee on World Food Security The press conference will be LIVESTREAMED.   See CSM MEDIA ADVISORY and PRESS KIT for further information.   DIRECT CONTACT NUMBERS: 00351 916 393 540 and 0039 334 342 1146 Whatsapp: 00258 822605010 Twitter: @CSM4CFS Email: [email protected]

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CSM Forum Draft Agenda!

CSM FORUM 13 – 14 October 2018 Green Room, FAO HQs,  Rome Draft Agenda of the CSM Forum   Background documents: CSO Report on the use and implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines Overview of CSM engagement to CFS Processes November 2017//September 2018 CSM Declaration towards CFS 45 CSM Evaluation Draft CSM Annual Report 2017//2018 Calendar of CSM activate during CFS Plenary Week Logistic Note     SAVE THE DATE!  Read the Special Edition of the CSM Update and follow all the steps for the registration to the CSM Forum and CFS 45th Plenary Session!  To register please complete the two steps! Deadline for registration is 21 September 2018 ————————————————————————————————————————————- STEP 1 for Registration The CSM Forum will take place on 13 and 14 of October 2018 in Rome. This year we have created this form to help us in the registration process and support the improvement of data collection for the CSM. So thanks in advance for filling out the form! There is a unique form for the three languages English (EN), French (FR) and Spanish (ES). All information collected will only be used for registration purposes and anonymous data collection. After completing this step related to the CSM Forum, please proceed registering also to CFS 45th portal. This step is necessary to obtain a building pass to attend the CSM Forum in FAO HQs. Please proceed registering to the CFS Portal even if you do not plan to attend the CFS Plenary Session.  Click here to fill the form! ———————————————————————– STEP 2 for Registration In order to attend the CSM Forum and the CFS 45 Plenary Session, please complete STEP 2 by clicking to the link and register to the CFS 45 portal Click here to register to CFS web portal CSM Forum 13//14 October 2018 Each year the CSM holds its Annual Forum prior to the CFS Plenary Session and it is open to all interested civil society participants of the CSM. This two-days forum is a fundamental moment and space for the CSM. At the Forum, CSOs are able to debate, consolidate, articulate and finalise their positions that will be shared and brought to the CFS Plenary Session. Prior to the Annual Forum the CSM Coordination Committee (CC) holds its annual meeting. The Forum is as well a space for accountability, where CC members report to all participating CSOs about their work, performance and activities. Finally the

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CSM Forum Public Opening!

The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) kindly invite you to join the opening session of the  CSM Forum 2018 Public debate 09:30 – 11:00  Green Room, FAO HQs – Rome Download the Flyer here! —————————— It’s time for a recommitment with the   CFS as part of a more effective response to the alarming food insecurity and malnutrition situation in the world – Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food – José Graziano da Silva, Director General of FAO – Cornelia Richter, IFAD Vice-President  – Mario Arvelo, CFS Chair – Two Speakers from CSM Coordination Committee Discussion with the audience   —————————— Interpretation in EN/ES/FR will be available All CFS members and participants are welcome All RBAs staff is welcome

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CFS 45th Plenary Session 15-19 October 2018

CFS 45th Plenary Session 15-19 October 2018 In this page you will find all the informations related to the CFS 45th Plenary Session that will open on 15 October 2018, which also coincides with the UN International Day of Rural Women. Registration Please note that to access FAO HQs and CFS Plenary Session you will need to register to the CFS 45 web portal by 21st of September 2018. If you also plan to attend the CSM Forum please also register to this link by 21st September. Background documents and useful information 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 45 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    

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