The CFS was established in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum for the monitoring and follow-up of food security policy within the framework of the United Nations system and was reformed into a multi-stakeholder committee in 2009.
The vision of the reformed CFS is to be the most comprehensive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to improve food security and nutrition for all. It is the central forum for decisions and debates of all actors at global level.
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is not an independent organization, but a governing body of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), supported by all three Roman UN agencies.
Read Ambassador Seidenberger's statement at the plenary opening.