International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition
At the historical global summit, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted to guide global development through 2030 while ensuring that no one is left behind. The SDG Goal 2 “to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture” as well as many other SDG goals reiterate and reinforce the commitments made at ICN2. Further building momentum for nutrition, the Decade of Action on Nutrition from 2016 to 2025 was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in April 2016, following the recommendation of the ICN2. Its first pillar focuses on food systems for healthy, sustainable diets.
The Decade of Action creates an enabling political environment for turning commitments into action. However, for this to translate into actionable programmes, countries need additional technical support. Therefore, FAO and WHO have proposed to hold the International Symposium where practical solutions and successful country experiences in implementing sustainable food systems will be shared. In this way, the Symposium will also be an opportunity for participants to update the global community on those actions countries have taken for complying with ICN2 commitments.
Dr Courtney Scott will be holding a webinar at the following regional symposium.
Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa – Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition Symposium from the Near East and North Africa.
In collaboration with WHO, UNICEF, WFP, the League of Arab States, IFPRI.
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