28 July 2020. Draft Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition.
- The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has undertaken a policy process to produce Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems for Nutrition (VGFSyN).
- They will be adopted in February 2021 (CFS 47)
- The preparation of the VGFSyN is informed by the findings and scientific evidence provided in the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition’s (HLPE)10 Report on Nutrition and Food Systems
- Through an interactive discussion, this event offered participants an opportunity to learn about the work of the gFSC and the initiatives under the CFS, especially the relevance of the Guidelines. Discussions touched on ways to promote their use in shaping policies and coordinated action at country and regional levels.
Panelists provided an overview of the work of the CFS and its role in the global governance of food security and nutrition, presented the content of the Guidelines with particular attention to the policy recommendations included in Part 3, and present ideas on how UN agencies and bodies could promote their implementation. The webinar:
- Familiarized participants with the CFS and showcase examples of its processes and products;
- Introduced participants to the current version of the Guidelines, its core messages and overarching goals;
- Stimulated a discussion on the potential role of the Guidelines in steering policymakers and relevant stakeholders when designing policies, laws, regulatory frameworks, strategies, and programmes at local, country, and regional levels;
- Reflected on potential areas of collaboration between the CFS and the gFSC, with particular attention to the potential use of CFS products – and more specifically the Guidelines – in support of the gFSC’s coordination activities, strategic programming and operations.
- Bruno Minjauw, Global Coordinator, gFSC (The United Nations (UN) Global Food Security
Cluster – gFSC)
- Christopher Hegadorn, CFS Secretary (Committee on World Food Security – CFS)
Food security and nutrition: building a global narrative towards 2030 A report by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security, Rome (June 2020, 112 pages)
- Jessica Fanzo, Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics, John Hopkins University – Jessica Fanzo: CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems for Nutrition
- Stineke Oenema, Coordinator, UN Standing Committee on Nutrition – Stineke Oenema: Uptake of global guidelines at country level
- Concept note
- Framework for action for food security and nutrition in protracted crises
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) endorsed the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (FFA) on 13 October, 2015.
- GUIDANCE NOTE ON INTEGRATION OF NUTRITION IN THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FRAMEWORK. November 2017
The purpose of this Guidance Note is to assist United Nation Country Teams with the integration of nutrition into the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) using a multi-sectoral approach. It includes how best to reflect the risks and opportunities related to all forms of malnutrition in the Common Country Analysis and the UNDAF