The CFS is the United Nations' forum for reviewing policies concerning world food. It is the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all relevant stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition.
On 29 April 2008, the Chief Executives Board (CEB) of the United Nations decided to establish a High-Level Task Force (HLTF) on the Global Food Crisis, under the leadership of the Secretary-General which brought together the Heads of the United Nations specialized agencies, funds and programmes, Bretton Woods institutions and relevant parts of the UN Secretariat. The primary aim of the Task Force is to promote a unified response to the challenge of achieving global food security, including by facilitating the creation of a prioritized plan of action and coordinating its implementation.
The Secretary-General appointed Assistant Secretary-General David Nabarro as Coordinator of the Task Force, effective 1 January 2009. Mr Nabarro is supported by a small HLTF Coordination Team to help the HLTF members pursue their Programme of Work. This portal aims to bring together news and information as emerging from the implementation of the HLTF workplan for the year 2009. The portal is maintained by the HLTF Team. To know more about the HLTF, see also http://www.un.org/issues/food/taskforce/