14 Oct - 18 Oct 2019

Rome, Italy


Committee on World Food Security 46

Maximising the impact of the Nutrition for Growth Summit in Japan 2020: What more can be done to transform our failing food systems?

Dr Renata Micha, Co-Chair of the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report will present under the above title during a side event at the 46th plenary session of the Committee on World Food Security in Rome.

The side event will take place between 18:00-19:30 CET on 15 October at the Headquarters of the Food Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations.

About the event:

One in every three people globally is malnourished, and trends predict that this number will grow to one in two people soon if we continue with business as usual. Food systems are not keeping pace: they are not nourishing people and, at the same time, they are major contributors to environmental degradation and climate change. More commitments are needed from all nutrition actors to transform food systems into sustainable and healthy ones.

The aim of this side event is to provide an update on food systems for nutrition, where we currently are and what more needs to be done in view of the Nutrition for Growth Summit in Japan in 2020 and in the context of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition and Agenda 2030.

Event Organiser

United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) Secretariat

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