High-Level Special Event on Global Governance of Food Security and Nutrition (CFS)

Dates Tuesday, 13 October, 2020 - 13:00 to Thursday, 15 October, 2020 - 16:00

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has organized a High-Level Special Event on Global Governance of Food Security and Nutrition, from 13 to 15 October, 1:00pm – 4:00Ppm (Rome time) daily. The Special Event aims to keep food security and nutrition front and centre on the global sustainable development agenda. 

The Special Event will: 

  1. Take stock of the global food security situation guided by the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) 2020 report and the CFS High-Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) report on Building a Global Narrative towards 2030;
  2. Reflect on the impacts of COVID-19 on global food security and nutrition and efforts needed to “build back better” using the HLPE issues paper on Impacts of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition: Developing Effective Policy Responses to Address the Hunger and Malnutrition Pandemic; and
  3. Discuss the draft CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition and the draft CFS Policy Recommendations on Agroecological and Other Innovative Approaches, and consider their relevance to the objectives of the UN Food Systems Summit.

Confirmed speakers include the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Heads of UN agencies (FAO, IFAD,  ILO, UNICEF, WFP, and WHO), ministers of agriculture from around the globe and a variety of food security leaders from every continent. See the full PROGRAMME and REGISTER to be part of the discussion to shape the global food security and nutrition governance.

To complement the plenary discussions, there will be 12 virtual “Partners Events” over the three days. See the full schedule of Partners Events and links to register here.

For more information, please visit the CFS webpage or contact the CFS Secretariat at