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Find updates about current initiatives and emerging work from the Philanthropic Foundations Mechanism for the Committee on World Food Security, plus a catalogue of meetings, events, statements, blogs and other contributions from across all our fields of work.


Find below the agenda of the CFS for the year 2023.

The executive division of the CFS, known as the Bureau, consists of a Chairperson and twelve member countries. The composition includes two countries from each of the following regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, the Near East, and Latin America, and one country each from North America and South West Pacific.

Click here to access CFS Bureau Meetings 2021-2023

The Advisory group is made up of representatives from the 5 different categories of CFS Participants. These are:

  1. UN agencies and other UN bodies

  2. Civil society and non-governmental organizations particularly organizations representing smallholder family farmers, fisherfolks, herders, landless, urban poor, agricultural and food workers, women, youth, consumers and indigenous people

  3. International agricultural research institutions

  4. International and regional financial institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, regional development banks and the World Trade Organization

  5. Private sector associations and philanthropic foundations.

This diverse composition of the Advisory Group allows it to support the Bureau in advancing the Committee's objectives, specifically by establishing connections with stakeholders at regional, sub-regional, and local levels. Additionally, the Advisory Group ensures a continuous, two-way exchange of information.

Click here to access the Bureau and Advisory Group Meetings 2021 - 2023.

Click here to access the CFS meeting calendar for 2023.


Have a look at the involvement of the PFM within the CFS workstreams, consultations and debates.

CFS 51 (October 2023)

PFM statement on item agenda XI. Other matters (a) Modalities for a Philanthropic Foundations Mechanism for relations with the CFS

PFM statement on item agenda VIII. Addressing multiple dimensions of inequalities

PFM statement on item agenda VII. CFS strategic direction toward 2030

PFM statement on item agenda VI. Leveraging the use of data for driving food security and nutrition policy

PFM, GAFF and AEF statements on item agenda IV. Global Interlinkages Dialogues

CFS Bureau and Advisory Group reporting exercise January - December 2023

As per to the agreed-upon annual reporting process, members and ad-hoc Participants of the CFS Advisory Group were invited to provide feedback on the activities undertaken by them over the period January-December 2022.

CFS Advisory Group Reporting Exercise for the period January – December 2022 pp.41-43 (May 2023)

Multi-Year Programme of Work (MYPoW) 2024-2027

The MYPoW (Multi-Year Program of Work) informs the decision-making of the Committee, specifically in prioritizing activities that align with its vision. The development of the MYPoW for the period 2024-2027 is currently underway, and it is expected to receive official endorsement during the CFS 51 Plenary scheduled for October 2023. This ongoing process involves the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to shape the strategic framework and action plan for the next multi-year cycle, ensuring its alignment with the Committee on World Food Security's objectives and priorities.

Written feedbacks on the first draft of the 2024-2027 MYPoW (March 2022)

CFS 50 (October 2022)

The 50th Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was held from 10 to 13 October 2022 and adjourned.
To enrich and complement the CFS 50 Plenary and give partners and other stakeholders an opportunity to highlight their work, CFS organized 30 side events over the four days. Each of these 75-minute side events enriched and complemented the CFS 50 Plenary sessions by highlighting work of stakeholders relevant to the vision and mandate of CFS, especially where CFS policy guidelines and frameworks are being effectively utilized to foster partnerships for advancing the 2030 Agenda - in particular, SDG 2.

Summary of the side event “philanthropy in times of crisis: A new approach with the CFS”

Video of the side event “philanthropy in times of crisis: A new approach with the CFS”

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), serves as the United Nations entity responsible for evaluating scientific aspects related to global food security and nutrition. It conducts impartial, thorough, and evidence-based analyses and develops its research through a scientific, transparent, and inclusive approach.
During its 46th  plenary session (14–18 October 2019), the CFS adopted its four-year Programme of Work 2020-2023, which included a request to the HLPE to produce a report on “Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition”, to be presented at the 51st plenary session of the CFS in October 2023.

PFM comments on HLPE Consultation on the 0 Draft “Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition”

PFM comments on HLPE Consultation on the report scope - “Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition”


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