A side event at the 2017 High Level Political Forum

12 July 2017, 18:15 - 19:30 EDT
United Nations HQ, Conference Room 6
New York, USA

Achieving food security and sustainable nutrition requires integrated policy making across multiple policy areas. The 2030 Agenda recommends this be done by promoting policy coherence for sustainable development (PCSD – SDG 17:14). What does this mean in practice? This session draws on the extensive experience of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and of the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) to illustrate the importance of promoting policy coherence and build on lessons learned to this date, for sustainable progress towards poverty and hunger eradication.  


09:30 – 09:40 Welcome and introduction

Dr. Khaled El-Taweel, Chair of CFS Open Ended Working Group on Nutrition

Dr. Michel Mordasini, Chair, UNSCN (Moderator - TBC)

09:40 – 10:30 Chronic malnutrition, stunting and food systems: framing the issue

Prof. Suneetha Kadiyala, Associate Professor in Nutrition-Sensitive Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK


10:30 – 12:30 Stunting prevention in specific contexts

Ms. Emorn Udomkesmalee, Associate Professor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand

Mr. Ferew Lemma, Senior Advisor, Office of the Minister, Federal Ministry of Health and SUN Government Focal Point, Ethiopia

Dr. Vandana Prasad, People’s Health Movement and Right to Food Campaign, India

Mr. Abdoulaye Ka, National Coordinator, Cellule de Lutte Contre la Malnutrition, Senegal

Mr. German Rafael González Díaz, Secretary, Secretariat of Food and Nutrition Security (SESAN), Guatemala


Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 Achieving the 2025 Global Target for Stunting: opportunities and challenges for the UN within and beyond food systems (panel discussion)

Francesco Branca, Director of Nutrition for Health and Development, WHO

Anna Lartey, Director, Nutrition and Food Systems Division, FAO

Juliane Friedrich, Senior Technical Specialist on Nutrition, IFAD

Lauren Landis, Director, Nutrition Division, WFP

Victor Aguayo, Associate Director of Nutrition, UNICEF (TBC)


15:15 – 15:45 “CFS’ Nutrition Thread”: Preparing for the Forthcoming Policy Work -Wrap up and conclusions

Khaled El-Taweel, Chair of CFS Open Ended Working Group on Nutrition