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The Committee on Food Security

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was set up in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum in the United Nations System for review and follow up of food security policies.

In 2009, the Committee went through a reform process to ensure that the voices of other stakeholders were heard in the global debate on food security and nutrition. The vision of the reformed CFS is to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together in a coordinated way to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

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Committee on World Food Security
Towards Voluntary Guidelines for Food systems and NutritionIn October 2016, at its forty-third plenary, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) agreed on a strategy on nutrition aimed at stepping up the CFS’s contribution to the global fight against…
CFS OEWG on Nutrition Intersessional eventsTwo CFS Advancing Nutrition events were held in May 2017 as part of a series of events to “develop common understanding of issues and lay the basis for informed CFS policy convergence…
Nutrition Day and the 44th session of the Committee on World Food SecurityThe Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has been ramping up its focus on nutrition since 2015. The 44th session was a testament to those efforts with a full day focused solely on nutrition. This…