Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Regional Symposium: Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets in Europe and Central Asia

In the stream of events following the 2014 ICN2, and under the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, FAO and WHO co-convened the International
Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition in December 2016. This Symposium is being replicated at regional level,
to better address challenges specific to each region. Regional symposia for Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific and Africa have been
successfully held in the past months.
Video recordings and materials can be accessed from

The next in line is the Europe and Central Asia symposium, starting Monday 4th December at 9 AM Rome time, GMT+1

Plenary Sessions will be LIVESTREAMED throughout the two-days symposium at the following urls:

LIVE STREAM DAY 1 (4 December 2017) :

LIVE STREAM DAY 2 (5 December 2017) :

- Morning Session:

- Afternoon Session:

Recordings of ALL sessions will be available online after the event.


The symposium will provide a platform for multi-sectoral consultation, exchange of knowledge, views, practical solutions, good practices, experiences and lessons learned from the implementation of policy options and strategies to improve the nutritional status and health of all groups of population, available options that each food systems' element can bring to address dietary gaps and opportunities for multi-sectoral alignment and coherence, actions to leverage for sustainability.

The symposium will discuss ways to address the multiple challenges of all forms of malnutrition and identify opportunities to address them in a multi-sectorally integrated manner through four thematic areas that are essential for achieving healthy, diversified and balanced diets:

(1) Nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems;

(2) Food demand and food environment;

(3) Improving nutrition of vulnerable groups;

(4) Governance, leadership and accountability for nutrition.


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