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Thursday, 27th April 2017 from 12.30 to 13.30, Iran Room

Regional Food Insecurity and Nutrition Overviews

About the event

The Regional Panorama Reports are a new initiative reporting on the state of food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture annually within the framework of the SDGs, in collaboration with UN Regional Economic Commission and other partners. These reports complement the global State of Food Security and Nutrition Report (SOFN), providing more in-depth regional evidence-based information and analysis on progress and coherence at regional level to inform policy makers.

Each of the five FAO Region Offices recently released a regional panorama report with a focus on an overview of food security and nutrition. This side event will detail emerging issues and policy implications in order to support decision makers at country and regional level in understanding the challenges in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Reports will look for commonalities across regions, as well as provide cross-learning opportunities between countries and regions.

The panel of this side event will include a representative from each of the five regions. They will discuss how their regions and countries are planning to carry on the implementation of the 2030 Development Agenda, and what are the knowledge gaps facing this Agenda.  


The side event will present the key findings of the regional panorama reports (all regional panorama report will be launched initially in regional offices), to support cross learning globally and regionally on how to support countries and regions respond on the challenge to achieve the goals of the 2030 Development Agenda and the way forward to implement the SDGs.

Responsible office:

Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA) and the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Argentina to FAO, IFAD and WFP.


Chinese, English, French, Spanish


Kostas Stamoulis (Assistant Director-General- ES Department)


12:30 -12:35

Welcome and opening address by Kostas Stamoulis


5 minutes presentation of key emerging issues from 2016 Regional Panorama Reports

12:40 -13:05

  • Panel Discussion of five regional representatives
  • His Excellency Ambassador Claudio J. Rozencwaig, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Argentina to FAO, IFAD and WFP.
  • Mr XIE Jianmin, Deputy PR, Counsellor, Permanent Representation of the People’s Republic of China to FAO.
  • Mr Haladou SALHA, Senior Technical Advisor for African Union/NEPAD to the Rome-based African Ambassadors/Permanent Representatives and Senior Liaison Officer to the Rome-based UN Agencies.
  • Mr Khaled El Taweel is the Alternate Permanent Representative of Egypt to the UN Organizations in Rome.

13:05 - 13:25

Plenary interactive discussion on the challenges

13:25 –13:30

Conclusions and closing


Related links:

Europe and the Central Asia
Asia and the Pacific
Near East and North Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Regional Food Insecurity And Nutrition Overviews

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