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Mexican Cecilia Elizondo joins the UN Committee on World Food Security

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The chosen experts will be responsible for evaluating and analyzing the current state of food security and its underlying causes.

Cecilia Elizondo, a Mexican national, was appointed as a member of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) as one of the 15 experts that make up the steering group of the HLPE, the United Nations scientific advisory body for issues related to feeding.

Cecilia Elizondo, a Mexican national, was appointed as a member of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) as one of the 15 experts that make up the steering group of the HLPE, the United Nations scientific advisory body for issues related to feeding.

Elizondo, with 35 years of experience in environmental management, 12 years in the Argentine Government and 22 years in the academic world and in the Mexican Government, joins the Brazilian Elisabetta Recine and the Uruguayan Rubén Echevarria as members representing Latin America, they indicated to EFE GANESAN sources.

The Steering Committee of the High-level Group of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) held its inaugural meeting today at the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, where it also elected the Japanese Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann as president, the first woman to hold this position, according to sources.

The group of 15 experts will be responsible for “guiding the efforts of the HLPE in providing scientific data and recommendations that serve as a basis for the CFS policy guidelines.”

Also to “assess and analyze the current state of food security and its underlying causes, and to help governments prioritize future measures to end world hunger and malnutrition.”

The 15 experts, chosen for their outstanding contributions to food security and other nutrition-related disciplines, provide invaluable knowledge and experience and their appointment demonstrates a commitment to achieving a balance between regional specialization and parity. gender that guarantees the diversity of perspectives and interdisciplinary knowledge.

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