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FAO Conference 40th Session

Launch of the Sustainable Food Systems Interagency Umbrella

Sheikh Zayed Centre (FAO Headquarters)
06.07.2017
 Rome time

FAO CONFERENCE 40TH SESSION - Side Event

 

The UN 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP) was adopted at the Rio+20 Conference in 2012 and is inscribed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 12 “Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”). It includes the multi-stakeholder Sustainable Food Systems (10YFP SFS) Programme, which is an action-oriented multi-stakeholder platform within the framework of the UN, established as an outcome of the 2012-2016 FAO/UN Environment joint collaboration.

 

FAO and UN Environment are launching a new Interagency Umbrella Programme to support the 10YFP SFS Programme through four core initiatives:

 

Sustainable diets in the context of sustainable food systems

Delivering SDG target 12.3 on food loss and waste reduction

Sustainability along all value chains: identifying and promoting

Local initiatives linking small-scale producers and consumers

Sustainable food systems – What’s in it for farmers?

 

 

Provisional Agenda

 

Facilitator: Ren Wang, Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, FAO.

 

Opening remarks: Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, FAO.

 

10YFP SFS Programme – Where are we today: H.E. François Pythoud, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to FAO.

 

Outcomes of the 1st Global Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme, Pretoria, June 2017: H.E. Temba Tambo, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of South-Africa to FAO.

 

A New Interagency Umbrella Programme as a contribution to the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme and to the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition:

-IntroductionAnna Lartey, Director, Nutrition and Food Systems Division, FAO.

 

-The Interagency UmbrellaFatima Hachem, Senior Nutrition and Food Systems Officer, Nutrition and Food Systems Division, FAO.

 

-Reinforcing interagency cooperation for sustainable food systems - Martina Otto, Head of Cities Unit, Economy Division, UN Environment.

 

-Sustainable Food Systems development within the 2030 Agenda – the importance of coordinated action - Jamie Morrison, Strategic Programme Leader, Food Systems Programme Management Team (SP4), FAO.

 

 

Interventions from the floor and discussion.

Closing remarks by the organizers.

 

Topics: Conference-Council,Nutrition
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