Final Report of the 50th World Food Security Committee (CFS50): Russian war of aggression escalates food crisis 


Rome, 20 December 2022 - The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, which is contrary to international law, is driving up the number of hungry and malnourished people worldwide - and the UN Committee on World Food Security has now also sent a clear signal in this direction.

CFS50 - Reconvened Plenary
CFS50 - Reconvened Plenary© CFS

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS), in which the German government is represented by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), has stated: 

The Climate and Biodiversity Crisis, 
as well as increasing conflicts and 
especially the “war in Ukraine” 
are increasingly threatening food security in many parts of the world.

Originally, the final report of the 50th CFS meeting was to be adopted as early as October. 

However, because the committee, like other multilateral formats, could not agree on wording on the food security implications of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, the meeting was adjourned.

Since the CFS issues a report on the state of world food in each of its plenary sessions, it was essential to also comment on the impact of the war on the food situation.

The BMEL worked hard to ensure that the CFS meeting ended successfully with a position on the war in Ukraine.

(Source: BMEL press release)

Background information

The CFS is the central international and intergovernmental platform for developing strategies to combat world hunger and implement the right to adequate food. 

The German government attaches great importance to the CFS because of its inclusive multi-sectoral structure, which, for example, also takes particular account of the concerns of civil society organizations.

The government intends to further strengthen the CFS.

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