13 Oct 2020 to 15 Oct 2020

In lieu of CFS 47 which has been rescheduled to 8 - 12 February 2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is organizing a High-Level Virtual Special Event on Food Security and Nutrition from 13-15 October, 2020 to keep food security and nutrition front and centre on the global sustainable development agenda. 

To enrich and complement the plenary discussions and to give our partners and stakeholders an opportunity to highlight their work, CFS will provide space for 12 virtual “Partners Events” over the three days – with 4 events per day. These partners events will be hosted/co-hosted and organized by selected CFS stakeholders. 

WorldFish will be organizing an event with partners on “Building Forward Better with Aquatic Foods” on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 from 11:00-12:30 (CEST) / 16:00-17:30 (UTC+8) session.

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This CFS High-Level Special Event will seek to to keep food security and nutrition front and center on the global sustainable development agenda. During its three plenary sessions (one per day), the discussions will: 

  1. Take stock of the global food security situation guided by the SOFI 2020 report and the HLPE report on Building a Global Narrative towards 2030; 
  2. Reflect on the impacts of COVID-19 on global food security and nutrition and efforts need- ed 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 consider their relevance to the objectives of the UN Food Systems Summit. 

For more information about the event, please visit the CFS High-Level Special Event webpage and the Partners Events Schedules. For enquiries, please contact the CFS Secretariat at and connect with @UN_CFS using the hashtag #CFSSpecialEvent. 

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