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Why Food Matters for Cities-A Youth perspective

 29 July 2016, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Part 1: Welcome Reception at the UN Food Gardens (2:00-2:45 p.m.)

Part 2: Discussion in Conference Room 1 (3-4:30 p.m.) 

29 July 2016, New York - The UN Food Gardens initiative, FAO, WFP and IFAD, as well as the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, cordially invite you to a discussion among youth leaders, government officials, experts and UN representatives on the critical role of youth in shaping the future of food and cities.

The event will take place on Friday, 29 July. It will begin with welcoming remarks in the UN Food Gardens at 2:00 pm, followed by a panel discussion from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in conference room 1.

Speakers will include New York City's Director of Food Policy Barbara Turk, First Deputy Commissioner of NYC Parks and Recreation Liam Kavanagh, GrowNYC Youthmarket representative Corey Wilkins, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN Ephraim Leshala Mminele and First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN Fredrick Lee-Ohlsson.

The event will also be attended by youth from all five boroughs of New York City, involved in various community gardens.

Please see the attached invitation for more information.


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