Committee on World Food Security kicks off 46th session

The 46th session of the Committee on World Food Security kicked off today at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) headquarters in Rome, Italy.

The committee on World Food Security (CFS) was established in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum in the United Nations System for review and follow-up of policies concerning world food security including production and physical/economic access to food.

The CFS Plenary session held annually is the central body for decision making, debate, coordination, lesson learning and convergence by all stakeholders at the global level on food security issues.

During one of the sessions, the UN Assistant Secretary-General, Scaling up Nutrition Movement, Gerda Verburg and the Assistant Secretary-General for Policy and Coordination, Maria Francesca discussed mechanisms for strengthening the collaboration between the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) movement.

On his part, the Director-General of FAO, Qu Dongyu at the launch of the new state of food and agriculture was quoted as saying “Looking at the larger picture, if we can reduce food losses and waste, it will favor climate resilience.”


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