The first-ever voluntary guidelines on food systems and nutrition meant to end hunger and malnutrition were endorsed by members of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).
The guidelines are intended to build upon and complement the work and mandate of other international bodies.
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was established in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum in the United Nations System for review and follow-up of policies concerning world food security including production and physical and economic access to food.
The CFS has a permanent Secretariat located in Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) headquarters in Rome, Italy which includes members from the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
CFS develops and endorses policy recommendations and guidance on a wide range of food security and nutrition topics.
They call for realisation of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security for all, particularly for the most vulnerable and affected groups.
They focus on policy planning and governance so that food systems can be made more resilient and responsive and are in accordance with needs of consumers and producers too, especially small and marginal farmers.
Coordinate a global approach to food security
Promote policy convergence
Support and advice countries and regions
Coordinate at national and regional levels
Promote accountability and share best practices
Develop a global strategic framework for food security and nutrition