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Every 5 seconds, the equivalent of one soccer field of soil is eroded. This alarming fact reaffirms the need to raise awareness through World Soil Day of this growing problem, as the Earth's population continues to expand.

This year, by addressing

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Globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980. The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult population. This reflects an increase

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There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s

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This year’s observance is focused on changing public attitudes to the leading driver of desertification and land degradation: humanity’s relentless production and consumption.

To have enough productive land to meet the demands of ten billion

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Celebrate the important contributions of the dairy sector to nutrition, animal care, sustainability and livelihoods.

As we share our love of milk, we connect with others and invite them to join the celebration of the goodness of milk as a global

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Image removed.Given COVID-19 health concerns, the WB & IMF Spring Bank Meetings have moved to a virtual format. 

 

Find here the Spring Meeting's schedule and links for livestream. 

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The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. 

Each Word Food Day, stakeholders gather in Rome

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Registration is now open for the 2020 City Food Symposium: Harnessing the Power of Youth to Transform Food Systems for Health and Sustainability.

The aim of the event is to build further momentum throughout all areas of food policy towards

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On 6 February, the SDG2 Advocacy Hub will host its first 2020 Networking Meeting from 1:00 – 4:00pm UK to share 2020 plans across SDG2 and identify areas of joint advocacy. Agenda to follow.

If in London, join a shared learning session on 6 Feb from

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The Government of Japan will host the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020 on 17 - 18 December to galvanise commitments from governments, civil society, private sector, donor agencies and the UN to end malnutrition in all its forms. 

The

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The fourth session of the Consultation for IFAD12 Replenishment will take place on 10 - 12 December 2020.  

This meeting is one of four sessions part of IFAD's consultation process to be held throughout 2020: 

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COP 26 will be held from 9 - 19 November in Glasgow, Scotland. 

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The third session of the Consultation for IFAD12 Replenishment will take place in October 2020, dates to be confirmed.  

This meeting is one of four sessions part of IFAD's consultation process to be held throughout 2020: 

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This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. A new date has yet to be announced. 

 

Held on 5 October in China, the 2020 UN Biodiversity Conference will focus on theme "Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth"

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On 20 September, the General Assembly will convene a summit on biodiversity at the level of Heads of State and Government in order to highlight the urgency of action at the highest levels in support of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework that

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The 75th General Assembly will be held from 15 - 30 September in New York City. 

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AGRF annually brings together Heads of State, Ministers, business leaders, development partner leadership, thought leaders, farmer organisation representatives, youth entrepreneurs, and other critical stakeholders to focus on the actions and policies

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The Nutrition for Growth Pre-Summit will take place on 23 July, 2020, on the eve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This pleading event will build momentum for the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020, to be held on the 17-18 December

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The High- Level Political Forum will be held from 7 - 16 July in New York City. 

The theme of this year's Forum will be "Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realising the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development ".

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Taking place in Lilongwe between 29 June - 3 July 2020, ANH Academy Week is designed to be an enabling environment for interaction, collaboration and sharing lessons from across the world.

Conference themes include:

  1. Global food system
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The second session of the Consultation for IFAD12 Replenishment will take place on 16 - 17 June 2020.  

This meeting is one of four sessions part of IFAD's consultation process to be held throughout 2020: 

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EAT Forum 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. 

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Hosted by Colombia, the 2020 World Environment Day will focus on biodiversity. 

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The 73rd World Health Assembly will be held from 17 - 21 May in Geneva, Switzerland. 

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The 2020 UN Ocean Conference aims to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. 

The overarching theme of the Conference is

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This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. A new date has yet to be announced. 

Image removed.Five years into the agenda, 2020 will be a key critical for accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. 2020 is also the kick start of the

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This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. A new date has yet to be announced. 

Convened annually by the Global Food and Agricultural Program of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Symposium on global agriculture and food security

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This event has been postponed from March to November due to COVID-19. 

 

The Second Global Summit on Food Fortification is part of a worldwide effort to invigorate interest, awareness and investment in Large-Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) and

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This event has been postponed from March to November due to COVID-19 concerns.

 

Founded in 2006, the Micronutrient Forum has been an active convener and technical resource focused on micronutrients within the larger nutrition and global

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In March 2020, the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). 

The 64th session of the

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The first session of the Consultation for IFAD12 Replenishment will take place on 13 - 14 February 2020. The meeting will review IFAD11 and the results and impact of IFAD operations as well as IFAD12 workplace and IFAD's case for investment. Find

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The African Union will host its 3rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly on 9 - 10 February 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

The theme of this year's Summit is "Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development”. 

 

 

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Image removed.The World Economic Forum aims to be a platform where business, government, international organisations, civil society and academia can act together to achieve a global impact. The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting creates a space for leaders to

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The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO is organizing the first ocean literacy professional development course for the private sector.

The course will highlight good business practices towards ocean sustainability and the

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Foreign Policy's inaugural food security summit will bring together high-level guests across multiple sectors to address and discuss the most pressing issues facing our global food system, including biodiversity, agricultural innovation, and

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The International Forum on Food and Nutrition reaches its tenth edition highlighting a major turning point: the transformation of the debate on food and environmental sustainability into concrete action. Our commitment is to involve institutions

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COP 25 will take place in Madrid, Spain from the 2 to 13 December with a pre-sessional period from 25 - 30 November 2019. 

 

WHAT IS COP?

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the international response to

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The SUN Global Gathering brings together all SUN Government Focal Points and representatives of their partners from civil society, donor, United Nations agencies, private sector partners, academia, media, parliamentarians and others. It is the

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On 10th September 2019 the Global Commission on Adaptation will release its flagship report. The report will set out: 

  • WHAT- New actions need to be taken and what must be done differently.

  • WHY -  Adapting to climate risks and

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Why the Agriculture and Food Summit, and why now?

Agreeing on the priorities of the Common Agricultural Policy and making Europe’s agri-food sector more sustainable are amongst the most pressing issues EU policymakers are currently debating

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The Global Citizen Festival brings together top artists, world leaders, and everyday activists to take action to end poverty. Tickets are free for Global Citizens who take a series of actions to create lasting change around the world. 

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Global Table is a multi-faceted, interactive event focused on solving our biggest food challenges and creating tomorrow’s breakthroughs.

What happens at Global Table?

A three-day global agribusiness and food conference, innovation exhibition

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The 2019 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium will convene an exceptional array of distinguished international leaders, farmers, agribusiness executives, scientists, non-governmental organizations, and development experts to

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The 21st Annual Global Child Nutrition Forum, with support from the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will take place December 2-6, 2019 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the first time in the Forum’s history that it will be held in the Southeast Asia

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There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming

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TICAD stands for Tokyo International Conference on African Development. The government of Japan has been leading this conference since 1993, co-hosted by United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank and African Union

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International chef day 2019

Since its creation by chef Dr. Bill Gallagher in 2004, Worldchefs has committed to using International Chefs Day to celebrate our noble profession, always remembering that it is our duty to pass on our knowledge and culinary skills to the next

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Rural populations everywhere, are on the front line of poverty, hunger, and climate change. Climate variability and extremes are a key force behind the recent rise in global hunger and a deteriorating food security situation in Africa. Degraded

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An interactive forum to launch the complete report ‘Creating a Sustainable Food Future’

By 2050, nearly 10 billion people will live on the planet. Can we produce enough food sustainably?

Find the answer at the worldwide launch of the complete

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This side event is intended to promote the linkages between an effective implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the achievement of the entire 2030 Agenda to achieve global sustainability. Farmers and indigenous peoples are

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This luncheon will present successful stories on achieving SDG 13 and reducing GHG emissions from Agriculture, to inspire others in the sector to make changes and accelerate innovation in the field. It will address important issues of soil health

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Climate Week NYC will take place this year from September 23 to 29.

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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019  report will present the latest estimates for food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition at global and regional levels. Find out more information about SOFI 2019.

On the sidelines of the Hig

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This year marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028), proclaimed by the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The resolution acknowledges the indispensable role that family farmers play in achieving

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Launch of IFAD's Rural Development report on sidelines of EU Development Days. 

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Join #SafeFoodChat on twitter ahead of World Food Safety Day on 7 June! The aim of this chat is to raise awareness of the importance of food safety and highlight the role of different stakeholders in ensuring that our food is safe. 

Time: 10-11am

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The 2019 celebration starts early with an Enjoy Dairy Rally May 29 – May 31, culminating with World Milk Day on Saturday, June 1. Enjoy Dairy Rally is a global social media campaign promoting the Nutrition, Community and Enjoyment benefits of dairy

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Running or thinking of starting your own agribusiness?  Want to be your own boss and make people happy by putting delicious and nutritious food on their table?  This is for you!

This online interactive coaching session will walk you through the

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Despite great support provided by G7 countries towards the improvement of children's well-being, health, nutrition, and education in sub-Saharan Africa, many challenges remain. This event from Global Citizen, GPE, and WFP will spark innovative

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Food-Based Dietary Guidelines: What are they? How they are used? What is their potential?

 

 

Hosted by Fatima Hachem, Senior Nutrition and Food Systems Officer at FAO, this webinar will unpack food-based dietary guidelines to answer the

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Power for Mothers: Bringing a Solution for Better Nutrition to All is a side event on maternal nutrition taking place during Women Deliver 2019 (Vancouver, Canada, 3-6 June 2019). The event will highlight the importance of maternal nutrition; make

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Join us as Canadian Chef Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, alongside nutrition leaders and advocates, wake us up with breakfast and empowering life stories.  

 

 

Panellists:

  • Gerda Verburg, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement – facilitator 
  • Aimée
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The Global NDC Conference 2019 contributes to the implementation and updating of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in 2019. It aims to inspire and enable policy makers and practitioners to accelerate the pace and scale of transformational

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World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over

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VALUE4HER B2B trade fair event is organised as a platform to enhance interaction and networking among African women in agribusiness and potential investors and trade partners. It is an avenue for women agripreneurs to pitch and showcase their

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The decay of the land

Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. It is caused primarily by human activities and climatic variations. Desertification does not refer to the expansion of existing deserts

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Rural women in developing countries are vital economic players in their communities. Many are food producers, crucial to their families' health and nutrition, and are agents of change. But gender inequality holds them back.

This special

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Public-private engagements to improve the consumption of nutritious food

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is pleased to be able to offer a new, first-of-its-kind executive short course, Together for nutrition, which focuses on

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Breaking Boundaries

Now in its seventh year, the AVPN Conference will bring together a diverse group of funders and resource providers from around the globe to take part in the largest gathering of social investors in Asia. Recognising that the

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The 2019 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank Group (African Development Bank and African Development Fund) are being held in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea from 11 to 14 June 2019 in the Sipopo

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Sustainable Gastronomy Day emphasizes the need to focus the world’s attention on the role that sustainable gastronomy can play. It also reaffirms that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development.

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The 2019 celebration starts early with an Enjoy Dairy Rally May 29 – May 31, culminating with World Milk Day on Saturday, June 1. Enjoy Dairy Rally is a global social media campaign promoting the Nutrition, Community and Enjoyment benefits of dairy

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Join us for the Rally around World Milk Day and Enjoy Dairy

In the lead up to World Milk Day on June 1, please join the Enjoy Dairy Rally May 29 – May 31 celebrating Nutrition, Communities and Enjoyment on each day. 

And you can join the

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On May 29th, the SDG2 Hub will hold its first Networking call of 2019. Gathering actors across food, agriculture and nutrition, this call will principally give members a chance to highlight and discuss upcoming SDG2 plans, reports and action

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The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement will hold a reception and briefing on the margins of the 72nd World Health Assembly. This 90-minute reception brings together WHO Member states, SUN Government Focal Points and key nutrition stakeholders for

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The Food Forever Initiative in close collaboration with Inkaterra Hotels and CIP is catalysing an agrobiodiversity revolution to celebrate the UN International Day for Biological Diversity. The three-day voyage will culminate with a biodiverse lunch

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Join the 5th Annual Wild and Feral Food Week, 24—31stof May! During this week, chefs, foragers, farmers, and suppliers around the world promote the use of wild and feral foods through their businesses. Led by Chef Roberto Flore, Wild Food Feral Week

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 Water and Sustainability - The Conversation Continues in Chicago

Speakers include Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu of The Smallholders Foundation, Sera Young of Northwestern University, and the Chicago Council’s global water fellow Michael Tiboris.

This

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Check the Label: Brands as Sustainability Ambassadors

Speakers include John Edelman of Edelman, James Ossman of Etsy, Céline Semaan Vernon of Slow Factory, and Cristina Alesci of CNN.

As consumers seek greater accountability, how can brands

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From the Roots: Connecting Culture, Food, and Purpose

  • Speakers include James Beard Foundation leadership awardees Cornelius Blanding of The Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, Andrea Schmid of Pioneer Valley Workers Center; S
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Under the name of The Farmers’ Route, the theme of this year’s General Assembly will focus on farmers led innovation in all its forms. Innovation in agriculture is not limited to technology: we want to analyze and assess different measures farmers

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The Conference will provide a public forum for high-level discussion on SDG progress across Africa and of the priorities and challenges for SDG implementation, including the institutional and financial gaps in implementation. A complete trend

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CFS 46 will be the first major global meeting on food security and nutrition after theHigh Level Political Forum SDG Summit in New York in September 2019. The SDGs will be the theme of the week with a particular focus on ways to accelerate SDG 2 –

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Chatham House, in partnership with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), is organizing a public forum to encourage the candidates for the next Director General for FAO to share their vision for the FAO.

This event aims

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#NotWasted Culinary Arts Experience is an interactive event where guests will experience the creativity of seeing food “waste” transformed into art and culinary delicacies.

About this Event

Celebrate Earth Day with a group of like-minded

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The Chefs' Manifesto London Action Hub will dedicate a day to focusing on the foundation for good biodiversity-- soil and seeds, and its relationship with the microbiome.

Read more about it here. 

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The Global FoodBanking Network is convening their Food Bank Leadership Institute (FBLI) 2019 in London, UK on March 25-27th. 

Join over 100 food bankers from more than 40 countries as well as corporate partners and thought leaders to discuss the

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The SDG2 Advocacy Hub will host the first round of working group meetings on the 19th and 20th of March. Organised by sub-goal, each working group will share intelligence, evaluate messaging and agree on opportunities for coordinated action.

 

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On Thursday February 14, Champions 12.3 will release a new report, The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste: Restaurants. The report looks at data from 114 restaurants in 12 countries, finding significant savings for every dollar the

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An annual book, “State of the Food System,” will be created with Island Press and built for the general public, but also geared specifically towards food studies programs and being incorporated into university curriculum. Bringing together the

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On February 5th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in New York. Find the event page here.

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Centre, IFAD

Programme:

President Gilbert Houngbo (IFAD) and Dr. Gunhild A

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A Global Breastfeeding Collective Webinar in Support of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement on January 30th and 31st to be held in English, French and Spanish.

To RSVP to the Webinars please click in the links below:

 January 30 (Wednesday)

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A Global Breastfeeding Collective Webinar in Support of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement on January 30th and 31st to be held in English, French and Spanish.

To RSVP to the Webinars please click in the links below:

 January 30 (Wednesday)

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At the 2018 Global Nutrition Report Italy launch event we will discuss the key findings of the 2018 Report, highlighting the many connections across the Sustainable Development Goals for nutrition. The session will be an engaging occasion for sharing

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On April 11th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in Washington DC.

About the report: 

Unhealthy food is the leading cause of disease worldwide, and undernutrition is a problem that persists

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On March 28th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in San Jose.

About the report: 

Unhealthy food is the leading cause of disease worldwide, and undernutrition is a problem that persists

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On May 20th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in Geneva.

About the report: 

Unhealthy food is the leading cause of disease worldwide, and undernutrition is a problem that persists across

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On February 25th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in Islamabad.

About the report: 

Unhealthy food is the leading cause of disease worldwide, and undernutrition is a problem that persists

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On February 20th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in London.

Programme: 

With Dr Sandro Demaio (CEO of EAT), Prof Corinna Hawkes (Director, Centre for Food Policy & EAT-Lancet

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On February 7th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in Addis Ababa. 

About the report: 

Unhealthy food is the leading cause of disease worldwide, and undernutrition is a problem that

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On February 5th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in New York. Find the event page here.

Venue: UN Trusteeship Council Chamber, New York

Time: 3:00pm 

Register here to attend. 

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On February 1st, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in Bangkok.

About the report: 

Unhealthy food is the leading cause of disease worldwide, and undernutrition is a problem that persists

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On February 1st, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in Melbourne. Please find the event page here.

Venue: Meat Market, 3 Blackwood Street, Melbourne, VIC 3051 

Book tickets here. 

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On January 31st, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in Brussels.

About the report: 

Unhealthy food is the leading cause of disease worldwide, and undernutrition is a problem that persists

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On January 25th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in Jakarta, Indonesia. View the event page here.

Venue: Auditorium Siwabessy, Jl H.R.Rasuna Said Blok X.5 Kav. 4-9, Kota Jakarta Selatan

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On January 18th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in Stockholm, Sweden.

About the report: 

Unhealthy food is the leading cause of disease worldwide, and undernutrition is a problem that

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On January 18th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in Paris, France.

About the report: 

Unhealthy food is the leading cause of disease worldwide, and undernutrition is a problem that

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On January 17th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in Napa Valley.

About the report: 

Unhealthy food is the leading cause of disease worldwide, and undernutrition is a problem that persists

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The first-ever World Food Safety Day, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2018, will be celebrated on 7 June 2019 under the theme "Food Safety, everyone's business". 

 

About World Food Safety Day

Access to sufficient

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Following the success of the International Year of Pulses (IYP) 2016, World Pulses Day is a new opportunity to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of eating pulses.

Join in us in raising awareness around this superfood with the

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February 20th marks Social Justice Day, a day to recognise the importance of social justice for peaceful and prosperous communities. 

This year, Social Justice Day will focus on the theme: "If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice"

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21st of September marks World Peace Day with 2019 theme “Climate Action for Peace”, recognising the importance of combating climate change as a way to protect and promote peace around the world.

Background: 

Climate change causes clear threats

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2019 World Humanitarian Day focuses on the work of women in crises throughout the world. Women have long been on the front lines in their own communities around the world-- from war-wounded Afghanistan to foo insecure Sahel.

Women also make up a

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The theme of this year's World Food Day is Our Actions Are Our Future: Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World. 

As overweight and obesity rates soar worldwide, this year, World Food Day will call for action to make healthy and sustainable diets

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will convene a summit to mobilize political and economic energy at the highest levels to advance climate action that will enable implementation of many of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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With theme Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality, the 2019 High-Level Political Forum gathers 197 member states to review the implementation of the SDGs, identifying gaps and lessons learned. The set of goals to be reviewed in

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The EAT Food Forum seeks to drive progress and coordinate action across sectors and disciplines to tackle the intertwined challenges of the global food system. The EAT Stockholm Food Forum is the organization's flagship event, which has taken place

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Women Deliver 2019 is the largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women. 

More than 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists will flock to Vancouver from

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The 49th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 49) is expected to convene from 14-18 May 2019, in Kyoto, Japan.

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The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is a ground-breaking event powered by the UN SDG Action Campaign with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Foreign

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Blending the culinary inspiration, science, and strategy of its renowned World of Flavor and Menus of Change initiatives, the Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit will offer hands-on cooking opportunities, tastings, menu insights, and culinary

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The Forum for the Future of Agriculture debates sustainable agriculture and environmental challenges. Each year, luminaries from various leading international institutions, such as the European Commission, the European Council, the European

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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs will hold its annual Symposium focusing on the theme From Scarcity to Security: Managing Water for a Nutritious Food future from the 20th to 21st of March. The Symposium will gather government leaders, social

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March 14th marks International Day of School Meals! 

As an important source of good food, school meals not only deliver on nutrition and health but also support farmer's livelihoods & the local economy. With 368 million children fed nutritious

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CSW63 will focus on the two following themes: 

  • Priority theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls;
  • Review theme: Women’s empowerment and
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The International Women's Day 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. How will you help make a difference? Better the balance, better the world.  

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On January 17th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be released in Oslo with a series of launches around the globe planned for the following months. 

This event will be live-streamed on the EAT website and

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The 2019 World Economic Forum will focus on the following topic: "Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution". This year's programme aims to foster systems leadership and global stewardship while

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As part of the global event ‘Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition’ in Bangkok, the 2018 Global Nutrition Report invites you to attend and participate in in the side event ‘‘Shining a Light on Transformative Action: Regional Perspectives’. 

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Data visualisation tools for nutrition: Empowering decision-makers to accelerate progress is a side event alongside IFPRI/FAO Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition global event in Bangkok, Thailand. 

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The 2018 Global Nutrition Report will launch on Thursday 29th of November alongside the Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition conference. 

About: 

The Global Nutrition Report is the world’s foremost publication on the status of

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The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition would like to invite you to the launch of its new policy brief: "Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets", which argues that a

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Stories and successes from realizing the SDGs in the South Indian context in dialogue with indigenous perspectives in Mexico. Topics include: bio-cultural (esp seed) diversity, food sovereignty, health, sustainable livelihoods, and the relationship

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The 4th International Congress Hidden Hunger: 

Hidden hunger and the transformation of food systems: How to combat the double burden of malnutrition?

The 4th Congress Hidden Hunger is a continuation of the successful, international event series

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The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is an online platform which aims to shift mindsets and inspire action towards a circular economy. 

It invites people to share disruptive ideas and stories on a number of topics and attracts a worldwide

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Title: The Role of Biodiversity for Nutrition Security: Exploring the importance of SDG2.5 and contributions for increased awareness

Organisers: The Crop Trust, The Netherlands, SDG2 Advocacy Hub 

About: 

This proposed event will introduce

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A side event hosted by EAT in collaboration with the Governments of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Indonesia and the Nordic Council of Ministers. This side event will convene global leaders and experts involved in Noncommunicable Diseases and food system

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The Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the UN One Planet network (10YFP) is a multi-stakeholder partnership with the aim to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production patterns in all areas related to food.


Addressing

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Every year, one-third of the world’s food is never consumed—costing the global economy $940 billion and contributing to 8 percent of greenhouse gases.

Join Champions 12.3 for a special event that will assess global progress toward Sustainable

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Every year, millions of children under-five die from preventable causes such as pneumonia. Urgent action and financing is require to meet the SDGs associated with child survival. Save the Children, UNICEF, GSK, Global Citizen and Global Financing

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On 24 May 2018, the Security Council unanimously endorsed resolution 2417, paving the way for the international community to address conflict-induced hunger. Join global leaders committed to a world with Zero Hunger, as we discuss how this sign of

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Global Citizen convenes the best minds in movement building to equip change-makers, marketers and everyday citizens with the tools they need to understand, learn from, and share best practices. Through a series of keynotes, fireside chats and TED

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Sound decisions can only be made from good information. Yet, each year $239B is invested --and critical policy decisions made-- in agriculture in low and middle-income countries without good and recent data. The data gaps in agriculture are

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Indian Federation of Culinary Association (IFCA) for the first time are organizing the World Heritage Cuisine Summit & Food Festival in the city of Amritsar from 12th to the 14th of October.  The event will have two chefs each from over 40 countries

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Taking place in New York City’s Central Park, gathering headliners the Weeknd, Janet Jackson, John Legend, to name a few. 

The musical artists will stand together with activists, music fans, and millions of Global Citizens across the globe to call

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UNSDSN and Barilla’s International Forum on Food and Nutrition will bring together actors from gov’t, civil society, research and the private sector for interdisciplinary discussion on issues of nutrition and sustainability. At the Forum, speakers

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KC Cooking Challenge

Pairing three African chefs with nutrition students from NYU, the Kitchen Connection Cooking Challenge will ask the teams to curate time-sensitive, nutritionally appropriate, inexpensive dishes with a limited number of ingredients. This event

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A thought leadership panel hosted by Kellogg Company, FReSH and SDG2 Advocacy Hub focused on Sustainable Development Goal 2 and food system resilience. Convened alongside the UN General Assembly, this event will create integrated discussions to drive

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The health impacts from climate change are well documented. From the increased frequency and severity of heatwaves to the spread of tropical diseases, climate change is expected to place increased stress on human health over the coming decades. On

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On 25 September, the anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals, thousands of individuals, organisations, institutions, and businesses across the globe are taking actions for the SDGs. Join this movement to show world leaders how many people

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Convened by Agritecture and AgTech X, a curated week exploring agriculture’s role within the Sustainable City movement, bringing together entrepreneurs, architects, city officials and researches to learn more about how agriculture fits into future

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UNGA Week brings together a community of global citizens and progressive thought leaders around theme #2030Now. The Summit will explore how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place. Some of the speakers include Kathy

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An engaging discussion that will gather local and global actors from across nutrition, agriculture, and food to introduce the work of the SDG2 Advocacy Hub and discuss upcoming advocacy tied to Global Citizen’s Mandela 100 campaign. The conversations

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Rethink Events is delighted to announce Singapore's first Rethink Agri-Food Innovation Week, taking place on November 27-29, 2018 at the heart of the technology innovation gateway for Southeast Asia.

Across three days, the summit will investigate

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As shifts in public opinion alter the competitive landscape in which farmers and companies in global food systems operate, how are they responding?

Following the success of our inaugural Future of Agriculture Summit, join us this November as we

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Improving food security and nutrition is critical to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but the world is not on track to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030. How can we accelerate progress in transforming our agri-food systems to meet

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Nutrition is emerging as a promising new investment sector – connect with experts, investors and high impact businesses in a first of a kind marketplace in Africa.

The Nutrition Africa Investor Forum, to be held in Nairobi (Kenya) during World

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The Sanitation and Water for All Partnership (SWA), the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, Every Woman Every Child and the Global Partnership for Education, will host an interactive breakfast discussion during the upcoming High-level Political Forum. The

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A joint CFS and UNSCN side event at the 2018 High Level Political Forum. 

For more information and registration: https://t.co/pbFgOKznYH

UNSCN event details

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Permanent Representation of Canada and the Permanent Representation of Jamaica will co-host a side-event on “Investing for Reshaping Food Systems” to take place in the margins of the

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Food & Retail Innovation: 17th July, 1pm - 9pm, The Jetty at Greenwich Peninsula

The day will unearth how experience, personalisation and optimisation are driving an ever changing and exciting food and retail landscape as well as the cutting-edge

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A chef focused-day that brings together senior industry chefs and young/junior chefs from varying backgrounds to share knowledge on topics such as cooking styles, recipes, supply chain tips and future food concepts with the aim of teaching and

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Tuesday’s events will bring together a wider audience of chefs, suppliers, foodies and food industry members to discuss a range of topics. In the morning, attendees will focus on the Chefs Network and brainstorm how to further its reach and impact as

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Wednesday’s events will look at some of the key challenges facing today’s food industry and society more generally. For World Refugee Day, Mazi Mas’s refugee chefs are invited to cook with Manifesto chefs in an event to raise awareness around

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The final day of the Action Hub’s launch week will be led by chef Merlin Labron-Johnson have Manifesto chefs cook at a Refettorio Felix, a dining space established to support vulnerable local communities. It is part of Massimo Bottura’s non-profit

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Thursday’s events for the launch of the London Action Hub will focus on inclusion within the food industry. Run by Anna Sulan Masing, Romy Gill and Victoria Stewart, the morning session focuses on the importance of empowering women within the food

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Launch of World Food Programmes's World Food Assistance: Preventing Food Crises report. Find the news release here

About this report: 

Chronic hunger is increasing, and food crises are spreading and intensifying. World Food Assistance 2018

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The World Council of Churches, World Evangelical Alliance and All Africa Conference of Churches, along with church-related humanitarian organizations and a coalition of church-related networks and organizations and partners, are promoting 10 June

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From ingredient apps to blockchain-enabled produce trackers, technology is disrupting the traditional food system and making transparency its new bedrock. Consumers increasingly want to know more concerning the origin, quality, sustainability, and

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Join us as we explore opportunities to build much more ambitious and effective links between the public and the private sectors to help improve the food environment, and enable better dietary choices.

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Permanent Representation of Canada and the Permanent Representation of Jamaica have applied for a side-event on “Investing for Reshaping Food Systems” to take place as part of the ECOSOC

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The General Assembly is the most significant event for the institutional life of WFO and the farming community, and this year will be focused on Shaping the Future of Sustainable Agriculture in a Changing Climate, with a view to promote the key role

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The African Development Bank strongly believes that engaging with Civil Society will help it achieve its priorities of inclusive, sustainable development. Since the beginning of his mandate, President Akinwumi Adesina has stressed the importance of

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The European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launch a new report today sounding the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger.

 

Read the news

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The 2018 Summit will bring together leaders from state, tribal, and local governments, business, and citizens from around the world, to demonstrate how the tide has turned in the race against climate change, showcase climate action taking place

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About 2018 report: 

Antiglobalism was on the rise in 2017. What will mean for food security and nutrition? IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report examines the impacts of global integration—including the movement of goods, investment, people, and

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Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on 24 March 2018.

Read more about the event here

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A list of documents about this regional conference can be found here

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Regional Asia and the Pacific Conference will be given a framework by Regional Initiatives:

How to engage: 

  • Use the following hashtags to
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FAO will host this 2-day International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, as a means to allow experts and advocates to debate Agroecology, an emerging set of practices that seek to apply ecological concepts and principles to

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The Regional Conference will discuss how to strengthen the Food and Nutrition Security Plan of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (FSN-CELAC) and other strategies that can help countries of the region to achieve Zero Hunger, while

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The FAO Regional Conference for Africa (ARC 2018) is held once every two years, with attendees at the Ministers of Agriculture level expected; in addition to observers from countries outside the Region, international, regional and Arab Organizations

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The forum was held to develop public policy recommendations to promote gender equality and the rights of indigenous women, strengthen their decision making and seek ways to reduce the poverty and discrimination gap they face. 

Representatives from

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Global Citizen festival in Central Park, New York. Advocacy festival with audience of 60,000 in person and millions around the world online. Chance for commitments and accountability. 

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The World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement at any point along the full range of the food production and distribution chain.

Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land

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International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) is comprised of numerous international organizations working to improve policies and scale-up investments in nutrition. 

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The 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) will take place from 22nd to 29th January 2018, under the theme “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”

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2018 theme for International World Chefs Day has yet to be released. 

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The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

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The Worldchefs Congress & Expo brings together more than 100 member countries and industry leaders to learn about culinary trends and innovations, compete on a global scale.

Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 – Asia on a Plate - is taking place in

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The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy is a global research network in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health to serve as a platform for learning and sharing. We invite the global community of researchers and

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The 6th Annual Menus of Change Leadership Summit will include a special emphasis on the following topics:

  • Plant-Forward: Focusing and Accelerating an Industry Mega-Trend.
  • Scaling Change: Driving Better Practices in High-Volume Agriculture and
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Seeds&Chips - The Global Food Innovation Summit is the top Food Innovation event worldwide. We are dedicated to showcasing national and international talent and cutting-edge solutions from around the world.

 

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The schedule will be released in March. 

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The theme for 2018's conference is "LEGENDS OF FLAVOR: World Cuisines, Immigrant Kitchens, and the Future of American Food". 

 

 

 

 

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The Convention on Biodiversity acknowledges the fact that biodiversity is affected by climate change, and that biodiversity, through the ecosystem services it supports, also makes an important contribution to both climate-change mitigation

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Convened annually by the Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative, the symposium on global agriculture and food security provides a platform for discussion about the US government and international community’s progress on addressing the

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The 2nd Inaugural Boston Food Tank Summit is focused on Exploring the Paradox of Hunger and Obesity. This one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy

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The Inaugural Seattle Food Tank Summit is focused on Growing Food Policy. This one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials

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The theme for 2018 is ‘My Food’.

 

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SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions

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The 4th Annual Washing DC Food Tank Summit is focused on Cultivating the Next Generation of Young Food Leaders. This one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs

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InterAction 2018 provides an opportunity to engage with attendees from NGOs as well as business, government and academic sectors at the largest annual gathering of international development and humanitarian professionals.

Providing unparalleled

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The 10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) on the subject "Shaping the Future of Livestock – sustainably, responsibly, efficiently” will be held in Berlin from 18-th to 20-th January 2018.

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA)

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This event aims to raise attention to the many entry points the food systems offer as well as the numerous opportunities for investments to positively impact nutrition. The UN General Assembly declared 2016-2025 the Decade of Action on Nutrition and

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Canada's G7 Themes: 

  • Investing in Growth that Works For Everyone
  • Preparing for Jobs of the Future
  • Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
  • Working Together on Climate Change, Oceans and Clean Energy
  • Building a More Peaceful and
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The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited NGOs from all regions

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To mark the 15th anniversary of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, GAIN Nordic and the United Nations World Food Programme’s Nordic Office invite partners and other stakeholders for a conference to underline the importance of nutrition to

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"World Refugee Day is an expression of solidarity with people who have been uprooted from their homes by war or persecution." -Antonio Guterres

The theme for World Refugee Day 2018 has yet to be released. 

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All dimensions of food security- food availability, access and use- are at risk in areas with high HIV/AIDS prevalence. 

The theme for World AIDS Day 2018 has not yet been released.

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current large movements of people are presenting complex challenges. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the Second World War due to increased conflict and political instability. Conflict and climate change are

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Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. It is caused primarily by human activities and climatic variations. Desertification does not refer to the expansion of existing deserts. It occurs because dryland

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World Environment Day aims to mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world's oceans. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.

The theme for World

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World Food Day is a chance to show our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.

It’s also a day for us to celebrate the progress we have already made towards reaching #ZeroHunger.

The theme for World

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The theme for International Day of Peace 2018 is not yet released. 

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Sustainable Gastronomy Day acknowledges gastronomy as a cultural expression related to the natural and cultural diversity of the world. It also reaffirms that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable

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The theme for International Day of Biological Diversity 2018 is "Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity". The theme was chosen to mark the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity and to highlight

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Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.

It also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the

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The theme for World Health Day 2018 is Universal Health Coverage: everyone, everywhere. The slogan is “Health for All”.

WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015

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The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is a ground-breaking annual event that will bring together the global community taking action to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality. It will recognize and celebrate the

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World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent

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For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of our global mission to promote development and human dignity. The adoption by the International Labour Organization of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair

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This year’s theme – Nature for Water – explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.

Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world

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2018 theme: “Time is Now: Rural & urban activists transforming women’s lives” Highlighting all who are working relentlessly to claim women’s rights & realize their full potential. #PressforProgress

International Women's Day ​​(March 8) is a global

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The three priorities of G20 in Argentina are:

  • The future of work
  • Infrastructure for development
  • A sustainable food future 

The third priority- a sustainable food future- focuses specifically on improving social productivity by sustainable

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The theme will be "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for

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There is no silver bullet solution, nor a single path to tackling the complex health and environmental challenges presented by our global food systems. Difficult trade-offs will need to be made and inconvenient truths faced.

At the 2018 EAT

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The World Economic Forum on Latin America will gather over 700 global and regional leaders from government, business and civil society at a decisive time for Latin America, as an intense electoral cycle over the next two years promises far-reaching

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Our first meetings for the year will be a Networking and Sharing call held on 22nd January 2018 from 2pm to 4pm: 

Please come to present summary of plans for 2018.

We will ask participants to speak to what Events they are focused on in 2018 and

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The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The theme, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”*, will make a case for renewed commitment to international collaboration as a way of solving critical global challenges. 

Bringing