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Committee on World Food Security – CFS50


The 50th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS50) will take place 10 – 13 October 2022. The session will take place in a hybrid format with the in-person portion taking place at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

CFS50 will seek to endorse two key policy products: the Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girl’s Empowerment and the Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems. CFS50 will also discuss the 2022 State of Food Security and Nutrition report and all other CFS workstreams. You can view the draft timetable for the session here and the provisional agenda here.


Registration for CFS50 is now open! You must register directly through the CFS website and can find the registration link here. Once you register we ask that you please notify Ashleigh Schoonderbeek at By doing so we will work to ensure a smooth confirmation and make sure you receive the most up-to-date information on the processes.

Side Events

Applications for side events are now open! Throughout the four-day session, 32 side events will take place during the morning, midday, and afternoon breaks. Each side event will be 75 minutes and hope to enrich the key topics, work, and vision of CFS. The deadline for side event applications is 15 July 2022. For further guidance on your application, you can view the CFS Guidance note here. You can submit your application here.