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CFS 46: Accelerating progress on SDG2 to achieve all the SDGs

CFS 46 is from 14 – 18 October 2019 at FAO, Rome, Italy and will be the first major global meeting on food security and nutrition after the High Level Political Forum SDG Summit in New York in September 2019. The SDGs will be the theme of the week with a particular focus on ways to accelerate SDG 2 – zero hunger. 2019 also marks ten years since the CFS Reform in 2009 and 45 years since the founding of the Committee in 1974. The draft Provisional Agenda and Timetable are on the CFS 46 web page.

CFS 46 Call for Side Events

Are you interested in having a Side Event at CFS 46? To increase opportunities for collaboration, first fill in the Expression of Interest Survey. All survey responses will be posted on the CFS 46 Side Event page so that others can collaborate if they have a similar idea. Links to the Expression of Interest Survey and the CFS 46 Side Event Request Form are on the CFS 46 web page. The deadline for submitting the Side Event Request Form is 26 June 2019.

Share your experiences!

Share your experiences on the use and application of the following CFS policy recommendations: Fill in the template for submissions on the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition by 22 April 2019. Submissions will contribute to the CFS 46 Plenary session on lessons learned and best practices.


The new CFS Secretary

Please welcome Chris Hegadorn who on March 18 took up the post of CFS Secretary. Chris comes to CFS with nearly thirty years of government service, including food security and nutrition policy expertise. Having started his career at the US Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, and having served in Rome as an Alternate Permanent Representative to the UN agencies, Chris is well placed to lead the CFS Secretariat in the most efficient and productive manner possible. Chris looks forward to working with all stakeholders – including you – to fulfill the mandate of CFS.



The CFS Chair, Mario Arvelo continues to raise awareness of CFS by disseminating its work and participating in events including:

High-Level Global Event Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition co-organized by FAO and IFPRI in Bangkok, Thailand.

The 11th Agriculture Ministers’ Conference, in the framework of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, Berlin, Germany.

The 2nd global conference of the One Planet Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme in San José, Costa Rica.

The VI Global Conference on Family Farming in Bilbao, Spain.

A high-level event of the Global Network against Food Crises in Brussels, Belgium.


Thank you to our resource partners

CFS receives its core funding from FAO, IFAD and WFP. Thanks also to the European Union, Germany and Switzerland who have made donations this year to further fund the ongoing work of the Committee.

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