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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

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Sustainable Development Goals - your story of creating a food secure world

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been formulated to guide the actions of the international community over the 15 years period from 2016 to 2030. As a global framework for mutual accountability, the Agenda’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cover all aspects of life and are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

All countries, poor, rich and middle-income are called upon to work toward achieving the SDGs. This means that all of us - both as citizens and as professionals - are responsible to make our work and our private lives conducive to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

While the 2030 Agenda should always be seen as a comprehensive and shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, focusing on food and agriculture, investing in rural people and transforming the rural sector can speed progress towards all 17 SDGs. With food and agriculture laying at the very heart of the 2030 Agenda, FAO has been made custodian UN agency for 21 indicators, across SDGs 2, 5, 6, 12, 14 and 15.

One of the aspects that distinguishes the SDGs from previous development frameworks is the strong focus given to monitoring the progress. At the global level, the 17 (SDGs and 169 targets are being monitored and reviewed using a set of global indicators. Moreover, at country level, governments can use their own national indicators to assist the monitoring of the goals.

With the implementation phase now in full swing, we feel that learning about your first-hand experience on how the SDGs have changed your work and life and what impact they have had so far in your countries is very important.

In this particular online discussion we would like to focus on SDG2 “Zero Hunger” and invite you to share with us your “SDG2 story”.

  1. How is your work helping to create a food secure and Zero Hunger world? Have you seen your work change after the adoption of the SDGs? If so, how?
  2. Can you share any stories of how your work has successfully contributed towards the realizition of SDG2 in your country?
  3. What is your experience with monitoring and evaluating progress towards ending hunger, malnutrition and supporting sustainable agriculture in your country?

If there is another SDG that is more relevant to your work and for which you have a good story, we would be happy to hear about that as well. Please feel free to send us also your photos and videos showing how you, your community and your countries are living the SDGs.

Your stories will allow us to get a better picture on what has already been achieved and how. They will help others to learn from your experience, from the successes you celebrated and last but not least from any challenges you might have encountered.

We look forward to your participation!

Your FSN Forum Team

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