15 September 2020. Global Network Against Food Crises’s Side event during the 75th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
The Global Network is re-orienting its key priorities within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with emphasis on enhancing the generation and sharing of evidence-based information and analysis on food crises and COVID-19 effects.
General Assembly of United Nations to update Members and concerned stakeholders on the latest evidence from countries affected by food crises under the COVID-19 pandemic and trigger discussion on actions Members can take to address food crises in a coordinated manner.
- This event enabled delegates from Members to receive the latest data and information emerging from monitoring of food crises taking place in the context of the pandemic and will provide an opportunity for resource partners and bilateral actors to discuss emerging priorities, financing and programming implications in light of COVID-19.
- The event included a technical presentation on the latest acute food insecurity figures in selected high-risk countries and COVID-19 implications for livelihoods and value chains, along with a review of the current policy and programming measures in place in hot-spot food crisis countries.
- Moderator, Chief Executive of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
- EU Commissioner for Crisis Management
- UK’s Special Envoy for Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Affairs
- USAID Assistant Administrator (tbc)
- CILSS Executive Secretary
- FAO Director-General
- OCHA Under-Secretary-General
- WFP Executive Director
- Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee
- Technical Coordinator, Global Network’s Technical Support Unit
- Food Crises and COVID‑19:Emerging evidence and implicationsAn analysis of acute food insecurity and agri‑food systemsduring COVID‑19 pandemicTechnical note
Global Network’s analysis of acute food insecurity and agri-food systems during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Note on bilateral actors’ emerging priorities, short- and long-term financing and programming implications in light of COVID-19 developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).