This annual report 2020-2021 reports on a challenging biennium amidst the pandemic of COVID-19 outbreak. In it…
CSM Annual Report 2019 DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE 2019 was a year of trials and tribulations for global food governance. We witnessed unprecedented attacks on multi-lateral intergovernmental spaces, including the CFS, and new attempts of corporate capture of the United Nations. And yet, amidst a new world food crisis and collapsing ecosystems, the number of food insecure people across the world is growing. In 2018, the CSM expressed loud and clear that it was high time to recommit to the CFS and its vision. In 2019 the CSM asserted once again that the change of direction we recommitted to is vital. Transformational action cannot wait any longer! The CSM Report 2019 sets out to be a shared tool that covers all the work carried out by the CSM Coordination Committee (CC) members and CSM participating organizations throughout 2019, as well as an exercise of accountability and reporting. Our intention in writing this document is also to express our gratitude and appreciation for the incredible work carried out by CSM participating organizations at local, regional and global levels, day in and day out, in the struggle for the right to food for all. As in previous years, a draft of this report was presented and discussed at the CC meeting and CSM Forum of October 2019, and then further revised and completed. The first chapter summarizes the CSM key messages conveyed to the CFS Plenary 2019, and includes an outline of CSM engagement with CFS policy processes, then further developed throughout the second chapter. The third chapter provides an overview of the work done by the CC members and participating organizations to ‘bring Rome home’, and to bring the realities and struggles ‘from home to Rome’. It shows the efforts made at all levels to promote the use, application and monitoring of CFS policy outcomes, and to raise awareness on the CFS and its relevance for peoples’ struggles. It highlights the work done by local level actors to collect demands, requests and inputs, to then channel them to the CFS, through the space facilitated by the CSM. Additionally, in this report you will find: an overview of the key decisions taken by the CC; the CSM financial overview; and a summary of the outcomes from the CSM Southern Africa sub-regional meeting that took place in March 2019. The results of the CC renewal selection process that took place from February
CSM Annual Report 2017//2018 Download the Full Report here! The period 2017/2018 was a quite intense year for the CSM. This Annual Report provides an overview on the CSM engagement with all CFS Policy Processes during the period September 2017- October 2018 and shares a summary of key political messages towards CFS 45. As in previous years, the report also comprises an overview of CSM on the use, application and monitoring of CFS policy outcomes, and a summary of the Coordination Committee (CC) discussions and decisions in the reporting period. It concludes with the financial picture for 2017/18 and an outlook for 2019. This report was submitted for consideration of the CSM Coordination Committee meeting and the CSM Forum in October 2018, as part of the reporting and accountability procedures in the CSM. The report was revised and updated after these CSM meetings and the CFS 45. There are many elements that would be worthwhile highlighting in this introduction. Here, it might be good to choose just one of them: the CSM Coordination Committee discussed and agreed at its meeting in July 2018 on a name amendment to the CSM, as it was suggested by the Indigenous Peoples’ constituency in September 2017. The name’s amendment was unanimously ratified by the CSM Coordination Committee during its meeting in October and shared with and welcomed by the CSM Forum through a very inspiring and collective ceremony of celebration. The full name of the CSM is from now on: “Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS)”.It was an important exercise for the CSM Coordination Committee to come to this amendment by consensus, as it involved a deep exchange, increased mutual understanding and full acknowledgment of the long-standing and ongoing struggles of indigenous peoples for being recognized in their identities as indigenous peoples.
CSM Annual Report 2016//2017 The period 2016/2017 was a quite intense year for the CSM. This Annual Report gives an overview on the CSM engagement with all CFS Policy Processes and provides a political analysis of key debates in this period. The report also comprises a summary of Coordination Committee (CC) activities, the nancial report and an outlook for 2018. In October 2017, the CSM CC and the CSM Forum considered and discussed a draft version of this Annual Report which was then revised and updated, and is now shared publicly with the participating organiza- tions of the CSM and all interested members and participants to the CFS. The report demonstrates that the CSM is a dynamic and always evolving space where global, continental and national organisations of social movements, civil society and indigenous peoples commit to jointly contribute to the realization of CFS’s vision to strive for a world without hunger and to advance the progressive realization of the right to adequate food. The CSM is an essential and autonomous part of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). The report shows how participating organizations to the CSM put into practice the mandate of this Mechanism: facilitating the participation and e ective contributions of all its constituencies – Smallholder and Family Farmers, Fisherfolks, Pastoralists, Indigenous Peoples, Food and Agricultural Workers, Landless, Women, Youth, Consumers, Urban Food Insecure, and NGOs – to the deliberations of the CFS. The new CSM Coordination Committee elected for October 2017- October 2019 took over from the previous CC before this year’s CFS Plenary. We would like to express again the collective and deep gratitude to the out- going CC members for their extraordinary commitment, energy and contributions in facilitating and guiding the Mechanism during the past two years! We were very sad when we heard that our dear friend and CC member Kuria Gathuru passed away on No- vember 15, 2017. Over the past three years, Kuria had been an integral part of our CSM family, serving as a co-facilitator of the global constituency of the Urban Food Insecure to the CSM CC and Co-Coordinator of the Urbanization and Rural Transformation Working Group. We always deeply appreciated Kuria and his way of being with all of us, enriching our space and work with his wonderful personality, knowledge and commitment. We are very grateful for the time and wisdom he dedicated to the CSM, bringing
CSM Annual Report 2015-2016 This Annual Report documents the work of the CSM during the period August 2015 to August 2016, and aims to be an essential tool for the internal and external communication and accountability process. The Report 2015-2016 consists of the following parts: • Summary of CSM engagement with the CFS (2015-2016) • A civil society view on the CFS, 7 years after its reform • Reporting and Follow-Up to CFS 42 • Civil Society contributions to CFS Processes in 2016 (towards CFS 43) • Operational information on the CSM during the reporting period In October 2016, the CSM Coordination Committee and the CSM Forum considered the draft Annual Report that was then later revised and is now being published. The report shows the substantial collective work carried out by a huge number of global, regional and national social movements and civil society organizations who achieve, through participatory deliberation processes, to formulate and defend joint positions towards all complex policy processes in the CFS. Read the CSM Annual Report 2015-2016
This Annual Report documents the work of the CSM during the period August 2014 to August 2015, and aims to be an essential tool for the internal and external communication and accountability process. The Report 2014-2015 consists of the following parts: Summary of CSM engagement with the CFS (2014-2015) Civil Society Contributions to, and Assessment of CFS 41 (2014) Operational information on the CSM during the reporting period Civil Society Contributions to CFS Processes in 2015 (towards CFS 42 In October 2015, the CSM Coordination Committee (CC) elected for 2013-2015 handed over the steering responsibility of the space to the new CC, elected for the period 2015-2017. This report shows the substantial collective work carried out by a huge number of extremely diverse civil society organizations that aim to articulate joint positions towards all complex policy processes in the CFS. The outgoing CC has shown extraordinary commitment and strong leadership to guide the CSM and all its entities in a permanently changing environment. The work of the CC has been greatly appreciated by participating organizations, but also by CFS members and other CFS participants. This is the moment to express the collective gratitude for the energy, lifetime and wisdom they have put into the CSM processes! Thank you! READ THE CSM ANNUAL REPORT 2014/2015