FAO Conference 40th Session

The role of Parliamentarians in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Eradicating hunger, food insecurity and all forms of malnutrition

Iraq Room (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time



The Side Event proposed will focus on the role of south-south cooperation as a development tool for Parliamentarians. The event will bring together Parliamentarians to speak about the central role of south-south cooperation in their efforts toward achieving food and nutrition security.


The objectives of the side event are:

‐ to stress the critical role of Parliaments in enhancing Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) based on human-rights principles, putting this issue at the highest level of the policy and legislative agendas;

‐ Mutual exchange and sharing of key developments solutions are growing in the framework of FAO collaboration with Parliamentarians on FNS. Parliaments are keen to learn from each other and develop alliances. Member Countries are requesting support, recognizing the Organization’s role as a neutral broker.


The Alliances below have positioned the issue of food and nutrition security at the highest level of the political and legislative agenda. At various level, these Alliances have:

-Promoted and/or enacted, legislative and other measures, to address specific issues relating to food and nutrition security

-Raised awareness on FNS issues, including with their constituencies.

-Provided a dedicated space for dialogue, discussion and exchange of views on issues related to food security amongst themselves.

-Fostered dialogues and shared experiences with other Parliamentarians and Parliamentary bodies around the world.





José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO.



Ms Marcela Villarreal, Director, Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Developent Division, FAO.


Reflections on the key issues for food security and nutrition – the perspective of the European Alliance "Fight Against Hunger". Honorable Maria Heubuch, Member of Parliament Member of the European Parliamentary Alliance “Fight against Hunger”.


Enacting Laws for Food Security and Nutrition and their impacts – experiences from the Parliamentary Front against Hunger for Latin America and the Caribbean (PFH LAC). Honorable Luisa María Calderón Hinojosa, Regional Coordinator of the Parliamentary Front against Hunger for Latin America and the Caribbean.


Honorable Blanca Alcalá, Alternate President of the Latin America and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO).


From the establishment of a continental Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition to developing National Parliamentary Alliances – the experience of Madagascar. Honorable Jafetra Randriamanantsoa, President of the Malagasy Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.


Open Discussion and Closing Remarks.

Topics: Conference-Council,Food Security,Zero Hunger
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