Nexus Dialogue on Sustainable Food Systems: ensuring food security for future generations
12 March 2019 (15.00 – 18.00)
UNEA IV, Conference Room 13
Given the close link between food production and consumption, health and wellbeing, poverty alleviation, climate change and nature protection, food systems offer a unique opportunity to view the Sustainable Development Goals from a cross-cutting and integrated perspective. Sustainable food systems can facilitate the achievement of many of the Global Goals worldwide by addressing current and urgent challenges in the food and agriculture sector. The fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly provides an excellent occasion to discuss enhanced collaboration across sectors, among UN agencies and other stakeholders on this important issue.
In this light, The UN Environment Management Group in close collaboration with UN Environment, is organizing a Nexus Dialogue on Sustainable Food Systems in the margins if the UNEA IV. This Dialogue will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss innovative solutions to food systems and food security.
The outcome of this Dialogue will be a set of key messages to be considered in policy debates, implementation and for advancing the Sustainable Food Systems agenda. These key messages will be presented to the Leadership Dialogue on Sustainable Food Systems at UNEA IV and other relevant events.