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47th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 47)

CFS 47 Rescheduled to February 8 - 12 February 2021

 In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the CFS Bureau decided to reschedule the CFS 47 Plenary session to 8 - 12 February 2021. (More details to follow).

In lieu of the Plenary, the Committee will organize a High-Level Virtual Special Event on Food Security and Nutrition, 13 - 15 October 2020 to keep food security and nutrition front and centre on the global sustainable development agenda.

Over the course of these 3 days, CFS will organize three high-level virtual plenaries, one per day, to:

  1. Take stock of the global food security situation guided by the SOFI 2020 and the HLPE report on Building a Global Narrative towards 2030;
  2. Reflect on the impacts of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition and the global efforts needed to “build back better”; and,
  3. 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 Food Systems Summit planned for 2021.

Side Events
To enrich and complement the plenary discussions and to give its partners and stakeholders an opportunity to highlight their work, CFS will organize 12 virtual side events over the three days – 2 before plenary, 2 after.  These side events will be hosted/co-hosted and organised by CFS stakeholders.  Each virtual side event will be allocated ninety minutes.

To apply to organize one of these side events, please download and complete the side events application form, complete the form, and return it to

More information on the October High-Level Special Event is available here.


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47th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 47)

Date and time
February 8-12, 2021 12:00 AM EDT
  • Committee Session
Issue Area(s)
  • Health Systems Strengthening
  • Nutrition
  • Lazio, Italy