UN General Assembly 2016 – Side Event
Supporting Agribusiness for Increased Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Food Systems in the context of the 2030 Agenda
21 September 2016, 5:00-6.30 pm
Conference Room B, UN Headquarters, New York
Convened by the Governments of Italy and Japan
Co-organized by the ITC and FAO
On 25 September 2015, the Member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 aspirational Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will guide actions of governments, international agencies, civil society, private sector and other institutions over the next 15 years. From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture lie at the very heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. SDG2 calls for the world community to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. Solving these problems together is a key challenge presented by the SDGs. This side event will explore ways that SDG2 can be achieved by nurturing sustainable food systems, including through the support of the engagement of youth.
Highlights of discussion will include:
1. Trade, food security, nutrition and growth
2. Connecting small-scale food producers, including family farmers, to markets through innovative platforms
3. Innovative policies and cooperation with private sector
Please note: Space will be limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-963-6036 no later than 15 September. Please indicate in your response if you do not have a UN Grounds Pass.