World Food Day, World Food Forum, World Youth Forum, Science and Innovation Forum and many other events are celebrated in October.
The month of October will be a new moment of reflection and action for the fight against food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms, especially due to the commemoration of World Food Day (WFD), on October 16. A date that refers to the birth of the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO.
In different regions of the world, events promoted by the FAO and by other institutions and governments will be held to reflect on where we are going in terms of food security, especially in relation to the transformation of agri-food systems.
The RAES made a selection of the virtual ceremonies so the discussions on the subject can be increasingly strengthened.
CFS and its side events
The Committee on World Food Security will organize 31 side events over four days from 10 to 13 October. The aim is to enrich and complement the CFS 50 Plenary and highlight its work of relevance to the CFS vision and mandate, especially where CFS guidelines and policy frameworks are used effectively to foster partnerships to advance the 2030 Agenda. – in particular SDG 2.
More information: https://www.fao.org/cfs/plenary/cfs50/side-events/en/
World Food Day/Junior World Food Day
On October 14, the World Food Day celebrations begin at 5:00 am (Chile time zone), as well as the second edition of Junior World Food Day at 9:00 am (Chile time zone).
The heads of Rome-based United Nations agencies and other special guests will attend the ceremony, which will feature special messages from Pope Francis and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, and the presentation of the first Achievement Award of the FAO.
More information here: https://www.fao.org/world-food-day/events/global-events/en
World Food Day in Brazil
On October 16, together with IFAD, IICA and WFP, FAO celebrates World Food Day in Rio de Janeiro, with a ceremony at the Sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer, the most famous tourist point of the city. The Christ will be illuminated with the blue color of the WFD, in addition to other monuments of the Marvelous City. The ceremony begins at 7:30 pm (Chile time zone).
Live broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/ONUBrasilOficial
More information: https://brasil.un.org/
8th Global Forum of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact . The eighth edition of the Forum will take place from October 17 to 19, 2022, together with the Rio+30 International Cities Conference. With the theme ” “From Agenda 21 to Rio+30 Cities: Food Systems at the core of the Sustainable Development Agenda”, the event’s proposal is to put food systems at the center of the Environmental Agenda.
The panel on the 17th on school feeding is coordinated by Embrapa Alimentos e Territórios and has the support of FAO, Sebrae Alagoas, Instituto Comida do Amanhã and Embrapa Agroindústria de Alimentos.
More information: https://rio30.rio/en/
World Food Forum
World Food Day launches three events: the World Food Forum (WFF) which is made up of the World Youth Forum, the Science and Innovation Forum and the Hand-in-Hand Investment Forum. These three interlinked forums will promote bold and actionable solutions to catalyze the transformation of agri-food systems, highlighting the importance of the next generation and their ingenuity in science, technology and innovation in dialogue with current thought leaders and scientific experts.
The grand opening of the World Food Forum will take place at the headquarters on Monday, October 17, from 9:00 to 11:00 (Chile time) under the slogan “Healthy diets. Healthy Planet.” The WFF Global Youth Forum brings young people together to discuss, advocate and identify priorities and solutions on the way forward to catalyse the transformation of agrifood systems.
More information: https://www.world-food-forum.org/en
The Youth Forum will do an assembly for food policy, an innovation lab for young entrepreneurs and scientists, a food education symposium and school assembly, and motivational and cultural outreach and engagement activities.
The FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022 (17-21 October) will shed light on the strong role science, technology and innovation play in transforming agrifood systems.
The FAO Hand-in-Hand Investment Forum (18-19 October) provide a platform for national authorities to present impact investment opportunities to corporations, multilateral development banks and donors, with a focus on the growth potential of the agriculture sector and national business opportunities.
Register here for the set of events: https://www.airmeet.com/e/492e7530-1e03-11ed-91e6-97f7b110517b
The inaugural 2022 FAO Law Lecture:
The inaugural 2022 FAO Law Lecture: Legal reflections on “Leave no one behind. Better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life” (October 31). This year’s World Food Day theme is “Leave No One Behind”, and the 2022 FAO Law Lecture will explore legal perspectives related to this theme. The Law Lecture will be delivered virtually, with interpretation in all official FAO languages (Arabic, English, Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese).
More information: https://www.fao.org/world-food-day/events/detail/the-inaugural-2022-fao-law-lecture-legal-reflections-on-leave-no-one-behind.-better-production-better-nutrition-a-better-environment-and-a-better-life/en
Celebration of World Food Day 2022 in Panama
The celebration in Panama, on October 13 at 7:30 a.m. (Chile time zone), will be an unprecedented opportunity to reflect on the current context and how to move towards achieving a hunger-free Panama, towards the fulfillment of SDG2-Hunger Zero. The context of global, regional and national crises that threaten the agenda, the construction of an inclusive, healthy and sustainable food system in its three dimensions, economic, social and environmental, will also be discussed. It will be carried out through two thematic discussion panels (60 minutes each).
More information: https://www.fao.org/americas/eventos/ver/en/c/1604707/
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