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Flocks of animals following a Somalian person through a dry field

Chair of Committee on World Food Security urges all stakeholders to support immediate and longer-term relief

Rome, 17 May 2017—Governments, civic groups and businesses need to rally support for both immediate relief to people in countries at risk of famine and longer-term initiatives that will allow them to recover and restore their livelihoods, Ambassador Amira Gornass, Chair of the Committee on World Food Security, said today.

Famine has been declared in some counties of South Sudan, and the number of people close to sliding from emergency to disaster is perilously high in Northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, according to FAO and other UN agencies. Some 30 million people in the four countries are uncertain where their next meal will come from or are reliant on humanitarian assistance.

SDG Business Forum: High-Level Political Forum, United Nations | 18 July 2017

Following the success of last year’s inaugural forum, the second annual SDG Business Forum will take place at the United Nations on 18 July 2017 during the ministerial segment of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda recognizes the critical role of business in delivering on the promise of sustainable and inclusive development. The business case for sustainable development is based on the understanding that business and social values are inextricably linked and business efforts to improve lives and strengthen local communities can also have long term bottom line benefits. The private sector has been invited to share its support for the Agenda during the HLPF at the SDG Business Forum.

CFS 44 Draft Agenda and Timetable out and call for Side Event proposals

CFS 44 is from 9 – 13 October 2017. The draft CFS 44 Agenda and Timetable are on the CFS 44 web page

The call for CFS 44 Side Events is running until 30 June 2017. You can find the form on the CFS 44 page. Check this page regularly for the latest news of CFS 44.

Two important CFS nutrition events in May

CFS and the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) are cohosting two events in May which will help develop a common understanding of nutrition issues and lay the basis for CFS policy convergence work. Both can be followed by webcast. Find out more

Collaborative Partnership on Forests

Dear Members,

We would like to inform you that the FSN Forum, in partnership with the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), is currently hosting an open online consultation on the development of a Global Core Set (GCS) of forest-related indicators.

This exchange calls on those interested or working in forestry to take part in the development of a set of indicators which can be used to measure progress towards sustainable forest management in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Rio conventions.

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