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CFS Updates Spring 2017

CFS 44 Draft Agenda and Timetable out and call for Side Event proposals

CFS 44 is from 9 – 13 October 2017. The draft CFS 44 Agenda and Timetable are on the CFS 44 web page
The call for CFS 44 Side Events is running until 30 June 2017. You can find the form on the CFS 44 page. Check this page regularly for the latest news of CFS 44.

Two important CFS nutrition events in May  

CFS and the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) are cohosting two events in May which will help develop a common understanding of nutrition issues and lay the basis for CFS policy convergence work. Both can be followed by webcast. Find out more 

Investments for Healthy Food Systems:
Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 09:30 – 17:00 CEST, FAO HQ, Rome
Impact Assessment of Policies to support Healthy Food Environment and Healthy Diets:
Friday, 26 May 2017, 09:30 – 12:30, CEST, FAO HQ, Rome

Also a call for good practices aimed at understanding how policies and investments can improve nutrition through healthier food systems is running on the FSN Forum until 15 May 2017. You are invited to share experiences and examples to help identify lessons learned and good practices on investments that promote healthy food systems, including those implemented through South-South and triangular exchanges. 

Launch of expert’s report on sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition 

At CFS 44 the key topic of Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition is on the agenda. The CFS High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) will launch their evidence based report which can also be followed by webcast:

Launch of HLPE Report on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutriton,
Tuesday 27 Jun 2017, 09:30 – 12:30 CEST, FAO HQ, Rome

Between July and September CFS stakeholders will review and discuss the evidence presented in the report in order to reach agreement on a set of policy recommendations to be endorsed at CFS 44.

2030 Agenda: the CFS contribution to the High Level Political Forum 2017  

The High Level Political Forum is the UN’s central platform for follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda. CFS has submitted its contribution for the 2017 review.

Save the date! Empowering women for food security and nutrition 

CFS will hold a Forum on Women’s Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition on Monday 25 September 2017 at FAO Rome, HQ. The Forum will discuss the challenges in the economic empowerment of women and help promote a shared understanding of how those issues are evolving in the agriculture and agri-food sectors. More updates in the next newsletter.
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