In September 2018, the International Coffee Council (ICC) adopted Resolution 465 on “coffee price levels” during the 122nd session in London. This led to a Sector Dialogue organized by the ICO, engaging the relevant sector stakeholders and broader international community in the dialogue on coffee price levels. This culminated in the development of a joint Declaration of Intent of stakeholders from both the private and public sector in the form of the “London Declaration” which was signed the next year in September 2019 by 12 private sector companies and welcomed by the 125th ICC Session, which also adopted resolution ICC-125-10 requesting the ICO to set up a Coffee Public-Private Task Force (CPPTF).
In the months that followed, the ICO held a series of webinars in which the Coffee Public-Private Task Force (CPPTF) was formed, consisting of 16 private sector ‘Sherpas’—representatives of the signatory companies—and 16 public sector representatives of ICO Member countries, both importing and exporting. The aim of the CPPTF and its related Technical Workstreams (TW) is to implement the ICC Resolution 465 and the London Declaration, thereby actively advancing the work of the Sector-wide Dialogue initiated and led by the International Coffee Organization (ICO). The ultimate objective of the Task Force is to build consensus on priority issues and actions to be submitted for consideration to the International Coffee Council (ICC) and the CEO and Global Leader Forum (CGLF).
Technical Workstreams are organized according to the thematic areas as identified by the Resolution 465/London Declaration and are expected to produce technical inputs and reports to support the implementation of Task Force commitments and concrete actions.
UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS
10th CPPTF Open session
21 June 2022
13:30 – 15:30 BST
10th CPPTF meeting (for Sherpas only)
07 July 2022
14:00 – 16:00 BST
CEO & Global Leaders 4th Forum
05 October 2022
On 5 October 2022, the Coffee Public-Private Task Force will welcome high-level coffee leaders and stakeholders together with the International Coffee Council ICO Members within the CEO & Global Leaders 4th Forum in Bogotá, Colombia.