2020 United Nations high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF)

2020 United Nations high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF)

07-16 July 2020. The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainabledevelopment in 2020 will be held under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. 
This will include the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 14 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020. 
The theme will be “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development “. The HLPF annual meeting is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Meetings related to Food, nutrition security and sustainable agriculture:

7 July 2020. 3:15 PM – 6:00 PM CEST/CAT (Central Europe Summer Time / Central Africa Time). OFFICIAL MEETING. Launching the decade of action at a time of crisis: Keeping the focus on the SDGs while combatting COVID-19

  • Including Keynote speakers: H.E. Ms. Jutta Urpilainen, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation + H.E. Mr. Victor Harison, Commissioner for Economic Affairs of the African Union Commission
  • Launch of the preparatory process of the Food Summit 2021


7 July 2020. 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM OFFICIAL MEETING Ending hunger and achieving food security

8 July 2020. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM OFFICIAL MEETING Protecting the planet and building resilience

  • Incl. Resource persons: Ms. Sandra Diaz, Co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
  • Mr. Theo De Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation (Farmers Major Group)

  • Background Note

8 July 2020. 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM SDG training Food systems and nutrition patterns: Biodiversity, Resilience and Food Security

  • Learning sessions events will be held via Zoom video conference

8 July 2020. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Virtual Side event Building Back Better: Ensuring that nature, animal, and human wellbeing thrive post-COVID

  • Creating resilient food systems and nutrition patterns.
  • This side event will foster discussion and present NGO recommendations

9 July 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. OFFICIAL MEETING. Mobilizing international solidarity, accelerating action and embarking on new pathways to realize the 2030 Agenda and respond to COVID-19: African countries, Least Developed Countries and Landlocked Developing Countries

  • Incl. Keynote speaker: Ms. Agnes Kalibata, former Minister of Agriculture of Rwanda, President of the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and Special Envoy for the 2021 Food System Summit

13 July 2020. 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI)

  • The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020) report presents the most recent and authoritative estimates of the extent of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition around the world.
  • This year, the report includes a special focus on transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets.
  • It analyses the cost and affordability of healthy diets around the world, by region and in different development contexts. See concept note (2 pages)
14 July 2020. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Virtual Side event Covid19 pandemic: a worldwide response from the global farmers’ community. Stories from the field.

  • Organised by the World Farmers’ Organisation and IFOAM
  • The side event aims at showcasing how the global farming community is responding to this unprecedented crisis.

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