Highlights and images for 18 October 2016



On Tuesday, 18 October, CFS 43 endorsed a decision on CFS engagement in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, developed by the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on SDGs; and a guidance note for CFS contribution to the 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF), including a proposed outline and key messages to be developed by the OEWG and endorsed by the Bureau. Plenary then discussed a presentation on the report on the state of food insecurity and nutrition in the world, to be launched in 2017.

In the afternoon, plenary endorsed the decision and policy recommendations on connecting smallholders to markets developed by the OEWG on Smallholders; and terms of reference for stakeholders to share their experiences and good practices in implementing CFS decisions and recommendations, as a contribution towards the development of an innovative monitoring mechanism.

The Civil Society Mechanism proposed discussing the impact of pending mega-mergers within the agrochemical sector on food security. Some delegations expressed concerns regarding lack of preparation and ignoring the rules of procedure. Following consultations, Chair Gornass announced that an informal discussion on mega-mergers will take place on Thursday, noting that it will not be included in the report of the meeting, but will be held for the information of those interested.

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Engagement in Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The dais during the discussion on how CFS should engage in 2030 Agenda implementation and the High-level Political Forum (HLPF). L.-R.: Willem Olthof, OEWG SDG Chair; Amira Gornass, CFS Chair; Deborah Fulton, CFS Secretary
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Willem Olthof, OEWG SDG Chair
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State of Food Insecurity in the World

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Connecting Smallholders to Markets

Anna Gebremedhin, Chair OEWG on Smallholders
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