11 July

How to counter corporate control of our food

12 July

Autonomous civil society monitoring report on African UNFSS national pathways

17 July

Virtual press briefing for journalists

How to counter corporate control of our food 

Central in the fight to tackle the global challenges of worsening hunger and malnutrition, climate chaos, and ecological destruction, lies the need for just and democratic food system governance.

Join us on July 11 and 13 at these online public events organised by IPES Food, the CSIPM Liaison Group for the Autonomous Response to the Food Systems Summit, and the People’s Working Group on Multistakeholderism, to discuss the future of multilateralism, the architecture of global governance in the United Nations, and corporate capture.

11 July 2023

Multilateralism vs.Multistakeholderism- The Case of Food 
Time: 8-10h New York |14-16h Paris| 17:30-19:30h New Delhi | Register here: https://bit.ly/3CS9fLz

A new wave of discussions about the future of multilateralism and the architecture of Global Governance in the UN has started with the preparations for the UN Summit of the Future. These discussions need to be linked and grounded in the history of governance processes and the different domains of the United Nations and multilateralism in general, also because major changes in the global governance structure will have lasting effects on the way how the UN will work in each of these fields. 

This public event will link the larger discussion on the future governance architecture of the UN with a debate on the food domain. 


Introduction by the facilitator Sofia Monsalve (FIAN-IPES-PWGM-Liaison Group)
 1. Presentations, followed by a Q&A session
  • What are the governance proposals and positions currently being discussed in the context of the UN Summit of the Future Process? 
  • How is the controversy between multilateralism vs. multistakeholderism playing out?​Sample Item 3
  • Harris Gleckman, Senior Fellow, Center on Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Brid Brennan, Transnational Institute, People’s Working Group on Multistakeholderism 
  • Michael Fakhri, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food
2. Open panel discussion, followed by a Q&A session 
  • What have been the experiences of the recent history of global food governance, especially since the reform of the UN Committee on World Food Security in 2009? 
  • How has the controversy between multilateralism vs. multistakeholderism played out in the context of the UN Food Systems Summit? 
  • Kelli Mafort, National Secretary for Social Dialogues, General Secretariat of the President of Brazil 
  • Ambassador Nosipho Nausca-Jean Jezile, Perm Rep of South Africa to the UN in Rome 
  • Saima Zía, Autonomous Response to the UN Food Systems Summit, La Vía Campesina, Pakistan 
  • Molly Anderson, Food Studies Chair at Middlebury College, IPES Food member, USA 

12 July 2023


WEDNESDAY 12 JULY 9:30-11:00 (Ouagadougou), 11:30-1pm (Maputo), 12:30-2pm (Nairobi)

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84674611585?pwd=Q3FoQ0J4N3JacWhUWXpxaVBoWmhtUT09
ID riunione: 846 7461 1585 Passcode: 033602​ 


EN/FR interpretation will be provided.

At the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS)+2 ‘Stocktaking Moment’ scheduled to take place in Rome on 24-26 July, governments will present their reports on the ‘national pathways’ for food system transformation which they prepared for the UNFSS in 2021.  

In the run-up to this event, African civil society and people’s movements have been undertaking their own autonomous monitoring of these ‘pathways’:

  • Have the national actors most affected been included in their formulation?
  • In what direction would they lead us, as compared with CSO/PO claims for peasant agroecology, territorial food provisioning and food sovereignty?
You are warmly invited to hear and discuss the main messages and to be brought up to date on other activities in which the African CSIPM Popular Consultation space is involved. EN/FR interpretation will be provided.
  • Introduction – Musa Sowe
  • Report on autonomous monitoring of African FSS national pathways – lead consultant (Mamadou Goita) and national resource persons
  • Report on civil society participation in the AU-EU Agriculture Ministerial Conference (Rome, 30 June) – Hala Barakat
  • Update on CFS and globally coordinated policy response to food crises – Nora McKeon
  • AOB

13 July 2023

Multistakeholderism and the Corporate Capture of Food Governance 

Time: 8-10h New York |14-16h Paris| 17:30-19:30h New Dehli | Register here: https://bit.ly/3pxvrr9

This is the second of two public events planned by the People’s Autonomous Response to the UN Food Systems Summit, IPES-Food, and the People’s Working Group on Multistakeholderism.  At this 2 hour event, experts from civil society, Indigenous Peoples, and social movements will share insights on the various mechanisms and power imbalances that challenge democratic food governance and the transformative strategies to confront them.