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Thursday 3 December, 12:30-14:30, Sheikh Zayed Centre

ICN2 Follow-up: Overcoming Malnutrition in Agenda 2030


About the event: One year after ICN2, this event will present the new global architecture that is emerging to support the comprehensive approach to nutrition embedded in the ICN2 outcomes and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Director-General of FAO will be joined by the Chair of CFS, the Vice President of IFAD, the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition, the Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report. Seven FAO Members will share national or regional perspectives, and stakeholders will be invited to dialogue on priorities, opportunities and next steps. Lunch refreshments will be served immediately following the programme in the Sheik Zayed Lounge, just behind the Sheikh Zayed Center.

Purpose: The event will provide an opportunity to:

  • Present the comprehensive global nutrition agenda articulated by ICN2 and Agenda 2030
  • Announce FAO’s new vision and stance: Food systems approach to all forms of malnutrition; upscaling the nutrition agenda within the Organization and the UN system
  • Highlight key institutional changes in the UN system (Agenda 2030, SUN, HLTF); CFS; SCN; GNR
  • Elicit FAO Members’ views on priorities, opportunities and next steps

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Part I – “The emerging global agenda and architecture for nutrition”

Mr. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO (Host and overview): “The new global nutrition agenda: FAO’s contributions and vision”

H.E. Amira Daoud Hassan Gornass, Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to FAO, and Chair of the Committee on World Food Security: “The emerging nutrition agenda for CFS: challenges and opportunities”

Mr. David Nabarro, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Global Food Security and Nutrition: “The SUN Movement and HLTF after ICN2”

H.E. Pierfrancesco Sacco, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to FAO: “Nutrition after ExpoMilan”

Mr. Michel Mordasini, Vice President, IFAD: “The new role and work of SCN in support of an expanded Global Nutrition Agenda”

Dr. Corinna Hawkes, Co-Chair, Global Nutrition Report: “The Global Nutrition Report and the ICN2 Outcomes”

Part II – FAO Members’ perspectives

H.E. Maria Laura da Rocha
Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to FAO

H.E. Hinrich Thölken
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to FAO

Mr. Yaya Adisa Olaitan Olaniran
Minister, Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to FAO

Mr. Vimlendra Sharan
Minister (Agriculture), Permanent Representation of the Republic of India to FAO

H.E. Mr Hassan Abouyoub
Ambassadorr of the Kingdom of Morocco to FAO

Ms. Deana Jordan-Sullivan
Health and Labour Advisor, PSA (Political & Specialized Agencies)
U.S. Embassy Geneva

Moderator: Mr. Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Coordinator for Economic and Social Development, FAO

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#CL153; #Agenda2030

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