The role of the Food Governance Working Group is to support the CSM Coordination Committee, the Advisory Group as well as the whole CSM transversally across other Working Groups on issues related to the role of the CFS in the overall food governance architecture. In this context, the WG takes a proactive approach on the following critical issues:

  • The role of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in the food and nutrition governance and its relations with other intergovernmental normative spaces and institutions, as well as with other international fora, platforms and initiatives;
  • The role of the CFS and its relations with other levels of food and nutrition governance, notably the regional and national levels, and related institutions and processes;
  • The human rights foundations of the CFS, with special but not exclusive reference to the human right to adequate food and nutrition in the context of the indivisibility of all human rights;
  • The challenges posed by conflicts of interest within the CFS and the exploration of possible ways to tackle them.

Finally, the WG also follows and contributes to some of the CFS processes and reports of the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE).

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