22-29 June 2019
Rome, Italy

The purpose of the FAO Conference is to determine the policy and approve the budget of the Organization and to exercise the other powers conferred upon it by the Constitution, to make recommendations to Member Nations and Associate Members concerning questions relating to food and agriculture, in order for them to be reviewed and implemented through national action; to make recommendations to any international organization regarding any matter pertaining to the purposes of the Organization (Article IV of the Constitution).

The Conference is the sovereign Governing Body of the Organization. It comprises all Members and Associate Members.

During the 41st session of the FAO Conference, FAO's new director-general will be elected by the Organization's member countries. The election will take place at headquarters on Sunday 23 June, and on 1 August, the new director-general will begin their term, which will run for four years until 31 July 2023.

List of documents

The SDGs Dashboard, launched by iTechMission, is a data-driven initiative that supports tracking and monitoring of the SDGs. This practical tool supports data monitoring and reporting of the SDGs and enables a broad range of stakeholders to track SDGs performance and enable analysis based on innovative visualizations and tools for exploring data from global data sources. This resource is an initiative to engage and align all UN and government agencies towards evidence based decisions and data insights. It is a fully customizable cloud-based open source dashboard and can be adapted by any country to track, monitor and report data on goals most critical to them. 

iTech Mission an ISO certified social enterprise.

This video gives a quick overview of the Dashboard.

18 June, from 16:00 to 17:00 (CET)

UN Environment, in collaboration with the One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme, is launching a  Collaborative Framework for Food Systems Transformation a decision-making tool for food systems actors.  

You can learn more about this Framework by joining the Global Launch Webinar that will take place on 18 June 2019, from 16h to 17h (CET)

Please register at:  https://wwf.zoom.us/meeting/register/d23e2c042559f6158c34be5db4a05ad8

About the Collaborative Framework for Food Systems Transformation

The Collaborative Framework for Food Systems Transformation explains how governments and stakeholders, at national or local levels, can apply a food systems approach to policymaking and implementation. The publication suggests practical and easy-to-follow actions for performing analyses of food systems, expanding or reorienting existing activities, integrating policy interventions, and building effective food systems governance.

The publication is enriched with eight cases studies that provide insight into how the principles and actions discussed in the document have been partially implemented in practice.

The Framework is an output of the One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme and contributes to the Programme’s objective to support countries to shift towards sustainable food systems, and to comply with international commitments, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Collaborative Framework for Food Systems Transformation explains how governments and stakeholders, at national or local levels, can apply a food systems approach to policymaking and implementation. The publication suggests practical and easy-to-follow actions for performing analyses of food systems, expanding or reorienting existing activities, integrating policy interventions, and building effective food systems governance.

The publication is enriched with eight cases studies that provide insight into how the principles and actions discussed in the document have been partially implemented in practice.

The Framework is an output of the One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme and contributes to the Programme’s objective to support countries to shift towards sustainable food systems, and to comply with international commitments, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The recordings of the launch event are available on the One Planet Network website.

17-18 June , 2019
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Bangkok (Thailand)

The Roundtable will draw on the latest evidence and experience from current nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific programs and will explore the implications for promoting high impact and underrepresented nutrition sensitive food systems including fish agrifood systems and solutions, other animal sourced foods, and new and old heritage crops. The event will also explore the advantages of leveraging public-private partnerships and technologies to encourage high impact nutrition sensitive food systems.
Target participants will be policy makers at national and subnational levels, who are responsible for addressing malnutrition for their government.
In addition, civil society and nutrition-focused organizations (SUN, SNV, Nutrition International, GAIN, etc.), donor organizations (DFID, EC, DFAT, USAID, etc.), relevant UN organizations (UNICEF, WFP, WHO, FAO, UNDP), international and regional NGOs (SUN, GFAR, SAARC, etc.), research institutions (WorldFish, ICRISAT, IFPRI, etc.), and others will be present.

This event is organized by the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI).

#FoodwithImpact #NutritionDecade

In April 2016, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2016-2025 the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition through Resolution 70/259.
In April 2018, a first report giving an overview of progress made in implementing the Decade was submitted to the General Assembly by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Paragraph 91 of this report elicited that the Decade’s Work Programme provides for the convening of dialogues among all stakeholders to review progress in implementing the Decade at mid-term and at the end of the Decade, in consultation with Member States as to the format and modalities of such reviews.

This document addresses proposed objectives, content, process and format for the Mid-term Review (MTR) of the Decade.

17-27 June 2019
World Conference Center Bonn
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

We will update this page as more information becomes available.

12-13 June 13, 2019 
Annexet and Quality Hotel Globe 
Stockholm (Sweden)

EAT Stockholm Food Forum is a carefully curated event, open to up to 1000 delegates by invitation only, which gathers top global thought leaders from science, politics, business, civil society and beyond. This event seeks to drive progress, share knowledge and help coordinate action across sectors and disciplines to embrace solutions that will transform the global food system.

The 2019 forum will be informed by the findings of the landmark report by the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health launched on January 17, 2019. More details on the program will be available in spring 2019.

Registration is now open! Apply for a delegate pass here   

More info available here

12-13 June 13, 2019 
Annexet and Quality Hotel Globe 
Stockholm (Sweden)

EAT Stockholm Food Forum is a carefully curated event, open to up to 1000 delegates by invitation only, which gathers top global thought leaders from science, politics, business, civil society and beyond. This event seeks to drive progress, share knowledge and help coordinate action across sectors and disciplines to embrace solutions that will transform the global food system.

The 2019 forum will be informed by the findings of the landmark report by the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health launched on January 17, 2019. More details on the program will be available in spring 2019.

Registration is now open! Apply for a delegate pass here   

More info available here

10-11 June 2019
FAO HQ, Rome (Italy)

While undernutrition persists, we are witnessing an unprecedented rise in obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases, including in low- and middle-income countries.

What is wrong with our food systems? How will we feed a growing and urbanizing world population with natural resources that are limited and are being depleted?

FAO is convening a 2-day symposium on The Future of Food, bringing together academics, researchers, policymakers, representatives from civil society and private sector, parliamentarians and government agencies to discuss these questions (and many more) and to explore pathways to a sustainable future of food and healthy diets for all.

A High Level Event on the Mediterranean Diet is organised on Tuesday 11th June, from 14:00 - 15:00 Rome time (GMT+2).

Live-stream is available here.