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Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative

Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is United Nation’s forum to examine and follow-up on policies related to world food security, including productive aspects, and the economic and social access to food. It also sees to the problems that can have an impact on the food situation at the global level.

The Plenary of the Committee meets yearly and it is the central organization to adopt decisions, debate, coordinate, review learnings and converge on matters related to food security of all the interested parties at the world level.

The CFS has a permanent Secretariat that is based in FAO, Rome, and members of the World Food Program (WFP) and the International Agricultural Development Fund (IADF) participate in it. Its task consists of supporting the work of the Plenary, the Table, the Group Advisor and the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE).

The guidelines of the CFS are a guiding point for the Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative, as well as for the FAO projects that work under its wing.

Likewise, the Initiative, since 2010, has been the preferred link between the CFS and the Regional Conference of FAO. That is what the Regional Conference requested for during their 31st session that took place in October 2010.

The Initiative in the 39th session of the CFS


Speech delivered by Graziano Da Silva, FAO Director-General.

GRULAC Presentation.
Stela Chirinos, Peru's Deputy Permanent Representative to FAO, in representation of the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC).