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51st Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 51)

23-27 October 2023
Rome, Italy

The 51st session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 51) will take place on the theme, ‘Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition’. A high-level opening ceremony will feature a discussion on strengthening coordinated policy responses to the food crisis, including consideration of the latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report (SOFI 2023).

The first two days of the CFS 51 Plenary Session will be held as a Ministerial Segment, followed by a Senior Level Segment. The Plenary will explore global linkages with other key events related to global good security and nutrition, including the SDG Summit, the UN Food Systems Summit Stocktaking Moment 2023, the 2024 Summit of the Future, and the 27th and 28th sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC, as well as the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.

The CFS is expected to endorse three documents: the Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition; Policy Recommendations on Strengthening Food Security and Nutrition Data Collection and Analysis Tools for Food Security and Nutrition; and the Multi-Year Programme of Work 2024-2027. Two stocktaking sessions will convene on: progress of the follow-up to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) and a global thematic event on the monitoring of policy recommendations on price volatility and food security and on social protection for food security and nutrition.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP) serve as the permanent Secretariat of the CFS.


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