Today, February 8, the 47th session of the Committee on World Food Security of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (CFS) began in an online meeting. The Ukrainian delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine - Trade Representative of Ukraine Taras Kachka.
This is the first time that Ukraine has participated in the CFS meeting in its official status. The relevant announcement of Ukraine's membership was aired during the general solemn part of the event.
The meetings will last for four days under the general theme "A new look at food security and nutrition". As part of the event, participants will be presented a report of the High Level Expert Group on the development of a Global concept of food security and nutrition by 2030.
"Ukraine operates in the world food market transparently and predictably and can join the formation and storage of world food stocks. It should be noted that Ukraine did not impose restrictions on exports of basic products during the COVID-19 pandemic and emphasizes the need to simplify international trade procedures and prevent the creation of new trade barriers," said Deputy Minister Taras Kachka.
In addition, the session’s participants will focus on gender equality and women's empowerment in the context of food security and nutrition, as well as discuss the results of the previous Framework Action Program and present for approval the new CFS Multi-Annual Action Program and CFS Voluntary Recommendations on Food Systems and Nutrition.
The UN World Food Security Committee was established in 1974. Its Secretariat is located at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome.
The Committee discusses food security and nutrition issues at the global level. The Committee develops guidelines and recommendations that can guide countries in their work on food security and nutrition.