The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will organize the High-Level Virtual Special Event on Food Security and Nutrition in lieu of CFS 47. The annual session of the Committee normally convenes in October, but due to the global pandemic, it has been rescheduled for 8-12 February 2021.
The virtual event will seek to keep food security and nutrition front and centre on the global sustainable development agenda. Three high-level virtual plenaries will:
- Take stock of the global food security situation guided by the SOFI 2020 and the HLPE report on Building a Global Narrative towards 2030;
- Reflect on the impacts of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition and the global efforts needed to “build back better”; and
- Discuss the draft CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition and the draft CFS Policy Recommendations on Agroecological and Other Innovative Approaches, and their relevance to the objectives of the UN.
dates: 13-15 October 2020