The United States Participates in the 39th Session of the Committee on World Food Security
October 24, 2012
David J. Lane, the Ambassador of the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome (USUN Rome), represented the United States at the 39th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) during World Food Week.
The CFS is the world’s preeminent policy forum aimed at ending world hunger. Its vision is to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental global platform, in which all stakeholders can work together in a coordinated fashion to ensure food security and nutrition for all. Among the achievements of this session, the adoption of a Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition has moved the world one step closer to preventing future food crises and eliminating hunger.
CFS members include representatives of UN agencies and bodies; civil society and non-governmental organizations; international agricultural research systems; international and regional financial institutions; representatives of the private sector; and philanthropic foundations. The three Rome-based UN food and agriculture agencies (FAO, WFP and IFAD) participate as members, as well as supporting the committee financially and logistically.
“The United States is pleased to have participated and contributed to the multi-stakeholder outcomes of the 39th CFS session,” said Ambassador Lane. “The broad base of organizations involved provides an opportunity to generate policies that support hunger prevention throughout the world. We look forward to moving ahead on these important issues.“