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: cso4cfs@gmail.com

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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 CFS45-Print@fao.org with the document number and language    

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Save the date! “Monitoring the use and application of the Right to Food Guidelines”

The Friends of the Right to Food in Rome and the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the CFS  kindly invite you to the Workshop “Monitoring the Use and Application of the Right to Food Guidelines” Input to the CFS Global Thematic Monitoring Event on the Right to Food Guidelines 23 March 2018 9:00 – 13:00 German Room, FAO HQ The event is open to all members, participants and observers to the CFS Interpretation will be available in English and Spanish Download the Flyer! Download the Concept Note! The event will be webstreamed at the following link! http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4639/icode/ —————————————– Orden del día   9:00-9:25         Alocuciones de apertura: Fernanda Tansini, Misión Permanente del Brasil ante las organizaciones internacionales en Roma Hilal Elver, Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre el derecho a la alimentación Saúl Vicente, Consejo Internacional de Tratados Indios, Comité de Coordinación del Mecanismo de la Sociedad Civil Michael Windfuhr, Miembro del Comité de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales de las Naciones Unidas 9:25-10:45       Primera mesa redonda: Intercambio de experiencias sobre la aplicación de políticas en apoyo del derecho a la alimentación Moderadora: Valentina Savastano, Misión Permanente de Italia ante las organizaciones internacionales en Roma Preguntas orientativas: ¿Cuáles han sido los logros, desafíos y lagunas en el uso de las Directrices sobre el derecho a la alimentación en el contexto del que procede? ¿Cómo ha garantizado la participación para la formulación y el monitoreo de las políticas relativas al derecho a la alimentación? ¿Cómo ha contribuido esa labor a impulsar la rendición de cuentas? 10:45-11:00     Café 11:00-12:30     Segunda mesa redonda: El camino a seguir para la aplicación del derecho a la alimentación Moderador: Khaled El-Taweel, Misión Permanente de Egipto ante las organizaciones internacionales en Roma  Preguntas orientativas: ¿Cómo puede fortalecerse la aplicación de la realización progresiva del derecho a la alimentación? ¿Qué enfoques e instrumentos han demostrado tener repercusiones positivas y pueden utilizarse para seguir progresando? ¿Qué tipo de apoyo deberían brindar los organismos con sede en Roma y los órganos de derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas a los Gobiernos y otros actores para fomentar el uso de las Directrices sobre el derecho a la alimentación?  12:30-13:00     Conclusiones Resumen preliminar del taller a cargo de Hilal Elver, Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre el derecho a la alimentación.  

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CSM Informational Meeting on Nutrition

You are warmly invited to an Informational Meeting on CSM perspectives on the upcoming CFS policy convergence on food systems and nutrition Thursday, March 8, 14:00-15:30h FAO Lebanon Room The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) would like to invite interested members and participants of the CFS to an informational session on CSM perspectives on the CFS policy convergence on food systems and nutrition, in preparation for the upcoming session of the related CFS OEWG. The session will provide a valuable opportunity to have a first exchange on civil society’s reflections on how this policy convergence process could significantly contribute to the progressive realization of the human rights to adequate food and nutrition and the fulfillment of Women’s Rights. It will also allow civil society to share some forward-looking proposals regarding the Decade of Action on Nutrition. The event is open to all members, participants and observers to the CFS  Interpretation will be available in English, French and Spanish Download the flyer here!

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The Right to Adequate Food Event 24 January 2017

The Permanent Representation of Norway to the UN organisations in Rome and the Civil Society Mechanism for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CSM), in collaboration with the Permanent Representations of Brazil, Switzerland and South Africa kindly invite you to the event The Right to Adequate Food  Promoting accountability of food security actions to the people most affected by food insecurity and malnutrition  24 January 2017  German Room, FAO HQs  9.30 – 13.00 The event will address the following questions: What is the Role of the Right to Adequate food in CFS, 20 years after the World Food Summit? Why is accountability to affected populations important for the Right to Adequate Food of the people most affected by food insecurity and malnutrition, and how does it operate in practice? Why is the right to adequate food and accountability to affected populations important on the country level? The event is open to all members, participants and observers of the CFS, and staff members of the Rome-based Agencies The event will be held in English A light breakfast will be served at 9.00 Download the Flyer! Download the Concept Note   The meeting will be webstreamed at this link: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4291/icode/   Read the CSO Report on the event Agenda   9.30 – 9.45 What is the Role of the Right to Adequate Food in the CFS, 20 years after the WFS and 50 Years after the adoption of the ICESCR and ICCPR? Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (video message) HE Ambassador Amira Gornass, Chair of the UN Committee on World Food Security, Permanent Representative of Sudan to the UN agencies in Rome HE Ambassador Inge Nordang, Permanent Representative of Norway 9.45 – 10.45 Why are human rights, particularly the right to adequate food, essential for the fight against hunger and malnutrition, and how has this approach contributed to food security and nutrition?            Keynote Speaker: Olivier De Schutter, Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food (video message)              Conversation with: Joseph Schechla, Coordinator, Habitat International Coalition Martial Jeugue, Expert Member of the ACHPR’s WG on ECOSOC Rights, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Naseegh Jaffer, General Secretary, World Forum of Fisher Peoples, Member of the Coordination Committee of the CSM Discussion with the floor Moderator: Sofia Monsalve, Secretary General, FIAN

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CSM Side Events at CFS 44

CSM Side events proposals for CFS 44 were approved! See media gallery HERE Tuesday 10 of October 2017 18.00-19.30 Philippines Room Building C Flr 2 (Languages: EN/ES/FR) Reclaiming healthy and sustainable diets as a public good. Public policies and investments on nutrition as critical instruments to guarantee human rights and redress the livelihoods, environmental, health and fiscal implications of food systems (CSM Working Group on Nutrition).  Download the flyer HERE Moderator: Stefano Prato, Society for International Development, Technical Facilitator of the Nutrition Working Group of the Civil Society Mechanism Speakers: Marité Alvarez, World Alliance for Mobile Indigenous Peoples (WAMIP), Member of the Coordination Committee of the Civil Society Mechanism Cecilia Rocha, Lead Author of the Health Report, IPES-Food Interactive Discussion Round Table. With the participation of: Lorena Rodríguez, Head of Food and Nutrition Department, Ministry of Health of Chile Pierfrancesco Sacco, Permanent Representative of Italy to FAO, IFAD and WFP Khaled El Taweel, Alternate Permanent Representative of Egypt to FAO, IFAD and WFP and Chair of the CFS OEWG on Nutrition Isabel Álvarez, Urgenci Global Network, Member of the Coordination Committee of the Civil Society Mechanism Wednesday 11 of October 2017  08.30-10.00 Iran Room Building B Flr 1 (Languages: EN/ES/FR) Women’s roles and rights in situations of food crises, famines and conflict.  How can the international community, particularly the CFS, better respond to food crises and emergencies? How to strengthen women’s rights and struggles in the midst of crises and conflict? (CSM Working Group on Women and CSM Working Group on Protracted Crisis and CSM Working Group on Food Crisis) Download the flyer HERE  Moderator: Fernanda Tansini, Alternate of the Permanent Representation of Brasil to FAO, WFP, IFAD Speakers: Hilal Elver – UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Turkey Azra Sayeed – International Women’s Alliance, Pakistan Mariam Aljaajaa – Arab Network for Food Sovereignty, Jordania/Líbano Maria Teresa Alvarez – WAMIP, Argentina Adwoa Sakyi – IUF, Ghana Thursday 12 of October 2017 18.00-19.30 Philippines Room Building C Flr 2 (Languages: EN/ES/FR) Global Hearing of the Landless.  How to effectively secure and institutionalize the Land Rights of the Landless Poor? (CSM Landless Constituency) Download flyer HERE  Moderator: Mohamed Alsalimiya, Land Research Centre, Palestine Speakers: Ambassador Amira Gornass, Chair of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Jamal Al-Talab, Land Research Centre, Palestine (Coordinator of CSM Landless Constituency) Rhoda Gueta, Asian Peasant Coalition,  Philippines (Coordinator of CSM Landless Constituency) Salete Carolo, Movimiento de los Trabajadores Rurales Sin Tierra, Brasil Justus

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Public Closing Panel of the CSM Forum 2017, Save the Date!

Save the date: “The struggles for human rights and the right to food and nutrition –  What role for the CFS?” Closing Panel of the CSM Forum 2017 8 October, 16:30-18:00h, Red Room, FAO HQ With: Ambassador Amira Gornass Chair of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) José Graziano da Silva Director-General of FAO Hilal Elver UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Food Naseegh M. Jaffer CSM Coordination Committe Member  Moderation: Sofía Monsalve FIAN This event is open to all interested members and participants of the CFS and staff of RBAs. Download the Flyer HERE Interpretation is provided in English, Spanish and French

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CSM Forum 2017

CSM Forum 7-8 October 2017 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 CSM forum is the space to assess the past processes, to consolidate the common positions for the present and to identify the key challenges and steps forward for the future. If you want to receive the CSM Forum agenda and background documents via email, please write to: csmforum2017@gmail.com    Draft Agenda CSM Forum 7-8 October 2017 Red Room, FAO HQs   Saturday 7 October 2017 08:00 – 09:00 Registration 09:00 – 10:30 Opening Political analysis of CFS and overview of Key debates in 2017 Report from the Forestry Negotiations   10:30 – 11:00 Break 11:00 – 13:00 Discussion for political strategies of civil society at CFS and beyond. Short inputs and initial debate on:   ·       criminalization of social movements and shrinking space for civil society: strategies to address the causes; ·       the struggle for women’s rights and gender equality; ·       comprehensive policy responses to situations of famine, food crises and their root causes; ·       the struggle for agroecology: the paths ahead ·       strategies to fight violations of the right to food and nutrition and to promote human rights based monitoring and accountability; 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break 14:30 – 16:15 Parallel Working Groups (to finalize contributions to CFS 44, nominate spokespersons, discuss advocacy strategy for CFS 44 and strategies beyond): ·       Sustainable Forestry ·       SDG and global food security situation, famines and food crises ·       Monitoring ·       Urbanization and Rural Transformation 16:15 – 16:45 Break 16:45 – 18:30 Parallel Working Groups (to finalize contributions to CFS 44, nominate spokespersons, discuss advocacy strategy for CFS 44 and strategies beyond): ·       Nutrition ·       Critical and Emerging Issues/MYPoW ·       Women’s empowerment ·       Plan of Action to CFS evaluation/ GSF     Sunday 8 October 2017 09:00 – 10:30 Presentation of results from Working Groups: main

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