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International conference on Food Safety Risk Analysis and Antimicrobial Resistance

Moscow, Russian Federation, 17/12/2019 - 18/12/2019

FAO and the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) will organize the International Conference on Food Safety Risk Analysis and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) to be held in Moscow, Russian Federation, from 17 to 18 December 2019. The Conference is organized as part of a regional project funded by the Russian Federation and aimed at reducing the advance of AMR in food and agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

The Conference is a follow-up of the International Conference on Food Safety and Risk Analysis that was held in Sochi, Russian Federation, on 18 and 19 May 2017. The Conference will also build on the First FAO/World Health Organization/African Union International Food Safety Conference, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 12 and 13 February 2019.

The Conference, jointly organized by FAO and Rospotrebnadzor, is designed to contribute to enhancing multilateral international cooperation on food safety, improving nutrition, and realizing the provisions of the 2030 Agenda, of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) recommendations and of the Political Declaration of the High-Level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on AMR.

The Conference is aimed at gathering authorities representing animal health, public health and food safety sectors from participating countries in Europe and Central Asia region to exchange experiences and best practices on how to reduce AMR, assess multifaceted food safety risks, enhance multilateral dialogue, expand international and interregional sectoral cooperation, and promote partnerships between different stakeholders. These issues are best addressed in a One Health multidisciplinary approach that involves a variety of stakeholders from government and other institutions.

An additional objective of the Conference is to showcase the progress that has been made on food safety and AMR issues in the beneficiary countries of the regional project funded by the Russian Federation and review remaining challenges and ways to tackle them.

The Conference is designed for decision makers within their institutions. It is expected that more than 150 delegates representing sectoral governmental agencies, specialized international organizations, the private sector, consumers’ associations and scientific community will attend the Conference. Although there will be participants from all around the globe, the Conference will focus on Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

The Conference will be conducted in English and Russian languages with simultaneous interpretation.