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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People’s voices from CSM at CFS 44!

Radio Mundo Real – Friends of the Earth International  Interviews Naseegh Jaffer  WFFP, South Africa, CSM Coordination Committee Member and CSM Coordinator of Monitoring WG   https://vimeo.com/237535088   Radio Mundo Real – Friends of the Earth International  Interviews Antonio Gonzalez, MAELA, Guatemala Member of the CSM Coordination Committee for the sub-region of Central America and the Caribbean https://vimeo.com/241516941   Radio Mundo Real – Friends of the Earth International  Interviews Kirtana Chandrasekaran Friends of the Earth International, UK  Co-Facilitator of the CSM Working Group on Forestry   https://vimeo.com/237628424 Radio Mundo Real – Friends of the Earth International  Interviews Ramona Dominicioiu La Via Campesina, Romania CSM Coordination Committee Member for the Smallholders and Family Farmers Constituency https://vimeo.com/238558151     Radio Mundo Real – Friends of the Earth International  Interviews Saúl Vicente International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), Mexico CSM Coordination Committee Member for the Indigenous Peoples Constituency https://vimeo.com/239017779  

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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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Outcomes of the CFS Forum on Women’s Empowerment

For more information on this process click here Chair’s Summary of the Forum:  (Photo credits FAO) CFS Forum on Women’s Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition – Chair’s Summary with Draft Outcomes Gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment are central to achieving the CFS vision of fostering the progressive realization of the right to adequate food, achieving food security for all, by raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and improving the lives of people in rural areas with full and equitable participation in decision-making. Without achieving gender equality, the full realisation of, women’s rights and women’s economic, social and political empowerment, especially for rural women, food security and nutrition will not be achieved. The focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment is explicit across all the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), both as a stand-alone goal – SDG 5 – and throughout the Agenda 2030. The objective of the CFS Forum on Women’s Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition (the ‘Forum’) was to discuss the challenges that remain in realizing women’s empowerment, and to promote a shared understanding of how they are evolving in the context of food security and nutrition. The morning session focused on identifying emerging challenges and persisting barriers to women’s empowerment and on legal and policy instruments intended to overcome them. The key messages that emerged from the discussions are synthesized in the following points: (a) The role of women as knowledge bearers and agents of transformation towards more sustainable production systems, including agroecology; (b) The importance of self-association and the role of social movements to promote women’s empowerment, gender equality and women’s rights through women’s leadership and equal participation in decision-making at all levels; (c) The importance of eradicating gender stereotypes and structural discrimination as a pre-condition to address power imbalances; (d) The need to expand the concept of gender disaggregated data beyond statistics and incorporate women’s real life experiences; (e) The importance of recognizing women’s unpaid care and productive work; (f) The importance of political will to foster a cultural change towards the full realization of women’s rights; (g) The need to implement, monitor and adequately resource through gender budgeting the existing normative frameworks as the major contribution to advancing women’s empowerment, women’s rights and gender equality and eliminating all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls; (h) The importance

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Public Debates of the CSM Forum

We are honoured to announce that H.E. the Ambassador Amira Gornass, Chair of the CFS will open the CSM Forum 2016 together with Director General of FAO José Graziano de Silva  The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) to the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) would like to kindly invite you to the following Public Parts of the CSM Forum 2016: In occasion of the International Day of Rural Women Women’s Struggle for Land and Resources What Role for the CFS? 15 October 2016 Green Room, FAO HQs 11.30 – 13.00 h Representatives from global women’s movements and other civil society organizations will share experiences of women’s struggle for land and resources, and introduce into the General Recommendation on the Rights of Rural Women, adopted by CEDAW in March 2016. HE Ambassador Dinah Grace Akello, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uganda and Chair of the African Regional Group, and Margot Skarpeteig, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Norwegian Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome, will then comment on “The role of CFS to move forward with women’s rights and the human right to food.” In occasion of the World Food Day “The CFS at the Crossroads – 7 Years after the Reform” 16 October 2016 Green Room, FAO HQs 15.30-17.00 h We are honored that HE Ambassador Amira Gornass, Chair of the CFS and Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Sudan, has confirmed her attendance to this important event. She will be joined for the Panel discussion by Kostas Stamoulis, FAO Assistant Director-General, Bettina Prato – IFAD, and delegates from CSM. Both meetings are open to all CFS Members and Participants. We would highly appreciate your presence. Interpretation will be provided in EN/ES/FR.  Read the Flyer! 

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CSM Forum 2016

The CSM Forum: When it will take place? 15 and 16 of October 2016 Where it will take place? Green Room at FAO HQs, Rome – Italy. What will be the agenda of the Forum? Read the Draft Agenda of the CSM Forum To whom can I write in the CSM Secretariat for more information? Giulia Simula: giulia.simula.csm@gmail.com Background Documents for the CSM Forum: Draft CSM Annual Report 2015-2016 Logistic Note How do I register? In order to Register to the CSM Forum you will need to complete the following 2 steps: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS REQUESTS RECEIVED FOR THE CFS 43 AND FOR THE BUILDING PASSES TO THE CSM FORUM, THE FAO OPCP OFFICE IT IS EXPERIENCING DELAYS IN REPLYING AND CONFIRMING YOUR REGISTRATION. STEP 1: Send an email to the email address giulia.simula.csm@gmail.com with subject line CSM FORUM with the following details: 1. Name 2. Organisation 3. Contact details 4. Country STEP 2: Register to the CFS 43 Plenary Session  following the instructions you find below. You will need to register to the CFS 43 even if you are planning to attend only the CSM FORUM.  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.

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