Ministers and other representatives of FAO Members in the Near East and North Africa region shared today their concerns and priorities over how to respond to the COVID-19 disruptions and accelerate progress towards sustainable food systems, in a high-level roundtable during the FAO Regional Conference.
FAO Director-General highlights COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme and calls for enabling multi-sectoral policies, innovation, well targeted investments, and vital agricultural activity
The new initiative aims to improve the livelihoods and well-being of urban and peri-urban populations in at least 100 cities (15 metropolitan, 40 intermediary and 45 small cities) around the world in the next three years.

18-26 September

An annual week of action, awareness, and accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals.

The countries of the United Nations made a universal promise to leave no one behind in achieving a peaceful and prosperous world by 2030. Global Goals Week is a shared commitment of partnership between civil society, business, academia and the UN system to push action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially during the UN General Assembly High-level Week. It is also an opportunity to speak out as one voice, share ideas and transformative solutions in the fight to build back better from global challenges.

More information at: https://globalgoalsweek.org 

Worldwide, those hardest hit include the urban poor, informal workers and pastoral communities as well as people who are already particularly vulnerable - children, women, the elderly, the sick and people with disabilities," the FAO Director-General said.
Anyone anywhere can access multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are, thanks to a new tool developed by Google and FAO. Earth Map launched today.

The main objective of these technical webinars is to give practitioners the opportunity to interact with international experts, United Nations officers, University professors, researchers and fellow participants, throughout the world. Webinars can be attended as interactive online sessions on Zoom, where sharing perspectives and asking questions to experts is encouraged. These sessions are also recorded and therefore available at any time, through the FAO elearning Academy:
elearning.fao.org.

OBJECTIVES OF THIS SESSION

• Present the work that the RBA working group is doing on sustainable food value chains for nutrition
• Provide a comprehensive overview on the e-learning course on Sustainable Food Value Chains for Nutrition
• Introduce country experiences in designing sustainable food value chains using this approach

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Wednesday 16 September 2020 | 14:30 - 16:00 CEST 

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This international technical webinar is part of the series organized by the FAO eLearning Academy, Agreenium (l'Institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de France) and UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific). These webinars are an opportunity for all of us to share experiences and lessons learnt, discuss challenges, and propose innovative solutions and models. They aim to provide a holistic and comprehensive view of current trends in thematic areas related to global challenges, by combining development research and innovation perspectives.

The main objective of these technical webinars is to give practitioners the opportunity to interact with international experts, United Nations officers, University professors, researchers and fellow participants, throughout the world. Webinars can be attended as interactive online sessions on Zoom, where sharing perspectives and asking questions to experts is encouraged. These sessions are also recorded and therefore available at any time, through the FAO elearning Academy: elearning.fao.org.

OBJECTIVES OF THIS SESSION

• Present the work that the RBA working group is doing on sustainable food value chains for nutrition
• Provide a comprehensive overview on the e-learning course on Sustainable Food Value Chains for Nutrition
• Introduce country experiences in designing sustainable food value chains using this approach

The world was already off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder both to achieve the Goals and to monitor progress where it is being made, according to FAO's new report, “Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators 2020”.
The Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) today held a high-level event to present a review of the most recent global data on how the knock-on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are driving up acute hunger in vulnerable countries already wracked by food crises even before COVID-19 arrived.
Through the Hand-in-Hand initiative, the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme and other actions, FAO can help ensure well-functioning global food markets, promote responsible investments, and reduce food loss and waste, among other areas