12:30 – 14:00 High-Level Sessions High-level Panel: The Committee on World Food Security – from Commitment to Action The Committee on World Food Security
(CFS) formally adopted “Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition” on 10 February 2021 during its 47th
plenary session, as a result of an inclusive
multi-stakeholder negotiation process informed by scientific evidence.The Guidelines include a wide range of recommendations to
promote transparent and accountable governance, sustainable food supply chains,
access to healthy diets, food safety, nutrition education, gender equality, and
resilient food systems in humanitarian contexts. The event seeks to raise
awareness about the CFS Voluntary Guidelines, its substantive content and
priority areas, and actions to advance sustainable food systems that deliver
healthy diets. The event will also showcase UAE leadership on sustainable food
systems, both at home and in the broader region, including how efforts to
implement the CFS Voluntary Guidelines can help countries achieve their
national food security plans and achieve the relevant Sustainable Development
Goals – especially SDG-2 on hunger and nutrition.
H.E. Mariam Almheiri Minister Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
H.E. Gabriel Ferrero y de Loma-Osorio Chairperson Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
Dr. AbdulHakim Elwaer
Dr. Agnes Kalibata President AGRA
Jessica Fanzo Bloomberg distinguished professor Global Food Policy and Ethics and Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs and the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.
Anna Scavuzzo Vice Mayor of Milan since 2016 and Deputy Mayor for Education.
Martien Van Nieuwkoop Global Director, Agriculture and Food World Bank Group
H.E Ambassador Pio Wennubst Permanent Representative of Switzerland United Nations Organizations in Rome, Italy
Mr. Christopher Hegadorn Secretary, Committee on World Food Security (CFS) The World Bank