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Food Security of World’s Hungry at Stake: When Geopolitics Trump Multilateralism

On Monday, October 10, United Nations Members States, representatives of civil society, the private sector, researchers and governments gathered in Rome for the 50th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). One of the main items for discussion was our current multilayered global food crisis, with emphasis on the need for a coordinated response from the international community. The meetings also included discussions based on the report on the negotiations of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition, CFS’ strategic direction towards 2030, and the endorsement of the CFS Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.  

What is the CFS? 

The Committee on Food Security is the foremost inclusive intergovernmental and international political platform on food security and nutrition with the explicit vision to foster the progressive realization of the right to adequate food for all.