|23 – 27 October 2023. FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy|
If you plan to register for the CFS 51st Plenary Session, please send an email to CFS51-Registration@fao.org by 15 September 2023 indicating name and last names, organization, official title, address, and email address, together with a recent passport-size digital photograph. Personalized links to access the virtual meeting will be made available upon receipt of the above information. If you wish to attend the CFS Plenary in Rome, please specify that you will participate in person. If you are part of a civil society or Indigenous Peoples organisation, please specify that you participate through the CSIPM. Please note that the CSIPM can provide financial support only for the participation of the Coordination Committee members.
The Plenary will begin with a high-level opening ceremony and a discussion on strengthening coordinated policy responses to the food crises. In continuation, the Plenary will explore global interlinkages with other key moments that relate to global food security and nutrition, including the 2023 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Summit, UN Food Systems Summit Stocktaking Moment 2023, the 2024 Summit of the Future, COP27 and COP28, and the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.
CFS 51 is set to endorse the Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition, the Policy Recommendations on Strengthening Food Security and Nutrition Data Collection and Analysis Tools for Food Security and Nutrition, and the Multi-Year Programme of Work (MYPoW) 2024-2027.
During the Plenary, the latest report of the High Level Panel of Experts on Reducing Inequalities for Food Security and Nutrition will also be presented. This marks the beginning of the CFS policy convergence process on Reducing Inequalities for Food Security and Nutrition. If you wish to join this discussion, you are warmly invited to join the working group. Please subscribe here.
Additionally, the Plenary will include two stocktaking sessions: a presentation on the progress of the follow-up to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) as well as a global thematic event on the monitoring of the two CFS Policy Recommendations on Price Volatility and Food Security, and on Social Protection for Food Security and Nutrition.
Plenary sessions will be conducted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Scheduled on 21 and 22 October 2023 in Rome, Italy. Details about the venue will be communicated to the registered participants in October.
Deadline for registrations: 13 October
Every year, the CSIPM organizes its Annual Forum ahead of the CFS Plenary Session, welcoming all interested participants from civil society and Indigenous People’s organizations. This two-day event serves as a critical juncture and platform for the CSIPM. Participants get the opportunity to discuss, solidify, put forth, and finalize their political positions, which are then articulated during the CFS Plenary Session. The CSIPM forum is also a space to assess past processes, to consolidate common positions for the present and to identify key challenges and steps forward for the future.
Prior to the Annual Forum, the CSIPM Coordination Committee conducts its yearly meeting. The Forum also functions as a platform for accountability, where CC members share updates on their work, achievements, and undertakings with all participating CSOs.
We will publish the draft agenda and background documents of the CSIPM Forum on this website in October. Please revisit this website in early October!