CFS 43 Plenary Session

CFS Plenary Session will take place from 17-21 of October 2016 at FAO HQs in Rome. Draft Annotated Agenda Draft Timetable List of CFS 43 documents Special Side Events and Panelists CFS 43 Side Events Timetable  CFS 43 Side Events Guide In order to register to the CFS 43 Plenary Session please follow the steps as highlighted below taken from the registration website. If you encounter any technical problem please write an email to Francesca Locatelli -OPCP Office: [email protected]  or to the CSM Secretariat: [email protected] REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS REQUESTS RECEIVED FOR THE CFS 43 AND THE BUILDING PASSES TO THE CSM FORUM, THE FAO OPCP OFFICE IT IS EXPERIENCING DELAYS IN REPLYING AND CONFIRMING YOUR REGISTRATION. Go to this link and follow the steps below: If you have an account Click sign in and enter your username and password to submit your individual expression of interest as usual. Please check the list of participants from your organization and select if this is the case. For the time being, you will still have to upload an id picture and a passport copy again. If you don’t have an account 1.    Please click on register to create an account. 2.    Make sure you remember both username and password chosen. 3.    An email will be sent to the email address related to your account. Click on the link contained on this email to confirm your account. 4.    This link will take you to a screen where you will have to enter your username and password to confirm your account. 5.    Confirming the account will automatically lead you to the individual form in order to submit your registration. Valid ID picture and passport copies are requested (please read below the requirements). 6.    If you have problems or cannot submit the individual expression of interest, you can always come back to this page, and sign in with your username and password to submit the individual expression of interest. 7.    You will receive a final confirmation that you have succesfully registerd for the desired event within the indicated dates (please read below). Photo ID requirements •    Plain white background. •    Full face frontal view with open eyes. •    No shadows on the face or in the background. •    Recent. Maximum 6 months old. •    Size: 24 mm (width) x 32 mm (height) or 195 pixels (width) x

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CFS Advisory Group and Bureau Meeting 8 July 2016

Please find here the Agenda and all background documents of the next CFS Advisory Group and Bureau meeting that will take place on the 8th of July:   Agenda GSF OEWG Workplan Second draft of the Background Document on Urbanization, Rural transformation and implications for Food Security and Nutrition: Key areas for policy attention and possible roles for CFS Summary of the 2nd Technical Workshop on Urbanization, Rural Transformation and implications for food security and nutrition CFS Annual Report 2015-2016 Draft Decision Box on Nutrition Draft Decision Box on MYPoW Draft Decision Box on GSF Draft Decision Box on SDG Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (5th Version) Draft Decision Box on Monitoring Terms of Reference to share experiences and good practices in applying CFS decisions and recommendations through organising events at national, regional and global levels CFS 43 Draft Agenda of the CFS Forum on Urbanisation, rural transformation and implications for food security and nutrition Draft Decision Box on Urbanisation, rural transformation and implications for food security and nutrition. Workstream Update CFS Budget Update CFS Calendar 2016-2017 Bureau and Advisory Group Meetings Content Planning Draft Decision Box on Smallholders to Markets Outline of the event on VGGT – Multistakeholder Stocktaking Dialogue CFS Approach to Policy Convergence              

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CSM Side Events at CFS 43

Important information on CSM organized Side events for CFS 43 After assessing the CSM side events selection’s procedure of last years, the Coordination Committee during its meeting in May 2016 agreed a new way to define the CSM organized side events to the CFS Annual Session. This new procedure will be started this year and aims to propose the CSM organized Side events around priority themes identified for the upcoming Annual Session. All interested organizations in the CSM are invited to join the preparation of a specific proposal for these priority themes, while the lead for the elaboration of the specific side event proposal is with the corresponding CSM WG. The new procedure also tries to avoid the competition among CSOs (so that the CC had to chose 5 out of 15 proposals, which was frustrating for those CSO whose proposals were not chosen) and to instead foster  the inclusiveness of CSM participating organizations. The CC identified five priority themes for CSM organized side events proposals for 2016: 1) Sustainable agricultural Development, including livestock, related to the upcoming HLPE report and policy roundtable at CFS 43; 2) Territorial approaches to Food Security and Nutrition, in relation with the CFS workstreams on smallholders to markets and urbanisation/rural transformation worktreams; 3) Safeguards against conflict of interest in the CFS, proposal coming from  the nutrition working group, but seen as a general challenge for the CFS; 4) Monitoring and implementation (in relation to the work of the CSM Working group on Monitoring, including the efforts on VGGT, FFA on Protracted Crises, and other CFS Decisions as contained in the GSF in general); 5) Food Sovereignty, including agroecology and genetic resources, related to the proposals made by the CSM for the future agenda of the CFS.  All CSM participating organisations are invited to contact the CSM Secretariat and to indicate to which of these side events they want to contribute. They will then be included in the list of the corresponding preparatory group. Please take note that all five CSM side event proposals must be submitted to the CFS Secretariat by 8 July. If you have questions about the procedure, please contact the CSM Secretariat: [email protected]

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CSM Information Meeting on Markets

Invitation to a CSM Information Meeting:  Civil Society Perspectives on Smallholders’ Access to Markets    Date:            27 April, 8:30-10:00am Venue:           Austria Room, FAO HQ Coffee, tea and cornetti will be offered from 8:00-8:30am    The Information meeting will provide an overview about the perspectives and expectations of small-scale food producer organizations for the final period of the CFS workstream on “Connecting Smallholders to Markets.” Spokespersons from the CSM constituencies of farmers, fisherfolks, indigenous people, pastoralists, agricultural workers and consumers will present and explain the priorities and proposals from civil society on the policy recommendations under discussion in the CFS in the coming weeks.   The event is open to all members and participants of the CFS. Interpretation to English, French and Spanish will be provided. See the Flyer

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CSM Information Meeting on Nutrition

The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) to the UN Committee on World Food Food Security (CFS) kindly invites you to a CSM Information Meeting on Monday 4 of April 2016 from 09.30 to 11.30 am in the LEBANON ROOM at FAO HQs  “The Role of the CFS in the Global Architecture of Nutrition Governance” We would highly appreciate your presence.The event is open to all CFS Members and Participants.    Click here to see the Flyer 

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