PARTNERSHIPS WITHIN THE UNITED NATIONS
The CFS is a forum within the UN system for countries to review and follow-up on policies concerning world food security. The 124 members usually meet at the Food and Agriculture Organization's headquarters in Rome once a year.
WFP often collaborates with other UN Agencies relying on its sister organisations for technical advice and non-food resources in both crises and development situations.
When natural or man-made disasters strike, food aid is not the only emergency. With water, hygiene and emergency shelter also in urgent need, WFP inevitably finds itself working on the ground side by side with other specialist UN agencies.
To make co-ordination easier, WFP always forms part of the United Nations Disaster Management Team (UN-DMT), set-up in the wake of earthquakes, floods, conflict etc and designed to co-ordinate emergency action among UN agencies.
Likewise, food aid cannot be used alone in development projects. Non-food resources are also necessary. WFP draws up its projects with another UN agencies, often through the UN Development Assistance Framework, so that their work complements one another.
For example, WFP will seek technical assistance from ILO, WHO or UNESCO. The World Bank will fund projects.