Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, in the framework of the meeting of the World Economic Forum in Medellín, Colombia (June 2016).
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change, two landmark agreements adopted by the international community in 2015, send a clear message that the prevailing development pattern is unviable from the perspective of the three dimensions of sustainable development —economic, social and environmental— thus calling into question the future of humanity.
All the presentations delivered during the “Trade and Nutrition: Opportunities and Risks” event have now been posted on the CFS website and can be seen here.
The draft strategy for the UN Network for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) contribution to the SUN Movement (2016 – 2020) is available for comment by any interested stakeholders here.
Forty Five per cent of child deaths are because of undernutriton. Tackling it should be the highest of priorities for our decision makers, especially because a majority of those deaths are amongst the most vulnerable and poorest communities.
FAO will host a Symposium on "Innovation systems for food security and nutrition: understanding the capacities needed on June 21 (2-5 pm Sheikh Zayed Center).