FAO in Support of the Global Health Security Agenda

Tuesday 2 December, 13:00-14:30, Iran Room

FAO in support of the Global Health Security Agenda

About the event: The Side Event will provide perspectives from FAO and members on recent developments and progress in the Global Health Security Agenda.

Purpose: The side event will provide a forum for discussion of how FAO can contribute to the Global Health Security Agenda. The forum will look at the Agenda from a leading country perspective (Finland) and from an FAO management perspective, exploring how the Agenda shares common aims with FAO’s strategic direction.
Refreshments will be available outside the Iran Room from 12:30 onwards.

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English, French and Spanish

Provisional Agenda


Progress in defining FAO’s contributions to the Global Health Security Agenda: Prevent, Detect and Respond
Juan Lubroth
Chief Veterinary Officer
Animal Health Service

The GHSA as a multi-country initiative – leading the Agenda
Sebastian Hielm
Ministerial adviser
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
of the Republic of Finland

The GHSA as a “One Health” approach from an Animal Production and Health perspective
Berhe G. Tekola
Animal Production and Health Division

The role of the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme – Nuclear Technologies in Food and Agriculture in the GHSA
Liang Qu
Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques
in Food and Agriculture

The GHSA and parallels in Strategic Objective 5
Dominique Burgeon
Strategic Objective on resilience

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – a specific GHSA action area
Renata Clarke
Senior Officer – Food Safety Agricultural Production and Consumer Protection

Twitter hashtag:

#CL150, #agGHSA, #Health_Security

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