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Thursday 1st December

OPENING CEREMONY

Address by José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO
Address by His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho
Address by Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO
Address by Her Excellency Beatrice Lorenzin, Minister for Health of the Republic of Italy

Keynote address: Shaping Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition through implementing the ICN 2 Framework for Action recommendations, by Patrick Webb, Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, United States of America

Introduction of the Symposium Chair Her Excellency Beatrice Lorenzin, by Kostas Stamoulis, Assistant Director-General ad interim, Economic and Social Development Department, FAO

Venue: Green Room

Timing: 9am – 11am (UTC +1)

Parallel session 1.1: Sustainable agriculture production and diversification for healthy diets

First session of Sub-theme 1: Supply side policies and measures for diversifying food production and for increasing availability and affordability of nutritious foods for healthy diets

Venue: SZC

Timing: 11am – 1.15pm (UTC +1)

Parallel session 2.1: Regulations, awareness and advocacy for better informed food choices

First session of Sub-theme 2: Demand side policies and measures for increasing access and empowering consumers to choose healthy diets

Venue: Green Room

Timing: 11am – 1.15pm (UTC +1)


Parallel session 3.1: Designing, implementing and monitoring evidence-based policies effectively with multiple actors

First session of Sub-theme 3: Measures to strengthen accountability, resilience and equity within the food systems

Venue: German Room

Timing: 11am – 1.15pm (UTC +1)


Parallel session 1.2 Maintaining and improving nutritional value and food safety along the value chain

Second session of Sub-theme 1: Supply side policies and measures for diversifying food production and for increasing availability and affordability of nutritious foods for healthy diets

Venue: SZC

Timing: 3.00pm - 5.15pm (UTC +1)

Parallel session 2.2 Information and education for healthy food behaviours

Second session of Sub-theme 2: Demand side policies and measures for increasing access and empowering consumers to choose healthy diets

Venue: Green Room

Timing: 3.00pm - 5.15pm (UTC +1)


Parallel session 3.2 Enhancing food system resilience in areas affected by climate change and other crisis

Second session of Sub-theme 3: Measures to strengthen accountability, resilience and equity within the food systems

Venue: German Room

Timing: 3.00pm - 5.15pm (UTC +1)

MAIN SESSION 1

Wrap up of Parallel sessions and discussions

Venue: Green Room

Timing: 5.30pm - 6.30pm (UTC +1)

Friday 2nd December

Parallel session 1.3 Leveraging market opportunities for promoting healthy diet

Third session of Sub-theme 1: Supply side policies and measures for diversifying food production and for increasing availability and affordability of nutritious foods for healthy diets

Venue: SZC

Timing: 9.00am - 11.15am (UTC +1)

Parallel session 2.3 Increasing access to healthy diets through social protection and income generation strategies

Third session of Sub-theme 2: Demand side policies and measures for increasing access and empowering consumers to choose healthy diets

Venue: Green Room

Timing: 9.00am - 11.15am (UTC +1)


Parallel session 3.3 Empowering women as key drivers of food system change

Third session of Sub-theme 3: Measures to strengthen accountability, resilience and equity within the food systems

Venue: German Room

Timing: 9.00am - 11.15am (UTC +1)

MAIN SESSION 2

  • Summary of lessons learned by Sub-themes Chairs
  • Discussions moderated by the Chair of the Symposium
  • With the participation of Her Majesty the Queen of Spain, Letizia, FAO Special Ambassador for Nutrition

Venue: Green Room

Timing: 11.30am - 12.30am (UTC +1)

SPECIAL EVENTS

12.45am -1.45pm Student interactive Session: Bringing Fresh Perspectives

2.00pm – 2.30pm Spotlight on “Engaging with Cooks for Healthy Diets”, an engaging talk by Jenny Chandler, Food writer and cookery teacher and FAO Special Ambassador for the International Year of Pulses for Europe

3.00pm – 3.30pm Spotlight on “What I eat: around the world in 80 diets”, a visual journey by Peter Menzel, freelance photojournalist, and Faith D’Aluiso, editor and lead writer

Venue: SZC

Timing: 12.45am – 3.30pm

Side event: “Meeting the challenge of a new era for achieving healthy diet and nutrition: Outcomes of the 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review”

“Meeting the challenge of a new era for achieving healthy diet and nutrition: Outcomes of the 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review”

Side-event organized by WHO

Venue: German Room

Timing: 1.30pm – 2.45pm

MAIN SESSION 3

Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) Next Steps: Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Venue: Green Room

Timing: 3pm - 5pm (UTC +1)

CLOSURE CEREMONY

  • Remarks by José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO
  • Remarks by Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO
  • Symposium wrap-up and closing by the Chair of the Symposium

Venue: Green Room

Timing: 5pm - 5.30pm (UTC +1)