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Call for experiences and effective policy approaches in addressing food security and nutrition in the context of changing rural-urban dynamics

Following the CFS Forum on Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security and Nutrition held at the last CFS Plenary session, CFS is compiling experiences and effective policy approaches for addressing food security and nutrition in the context of changing rural-urban dynamics. The aim is to draw a set of key policy messages and to support the upscaling of successful approaches and programmes that lead to improved food security and nutrition.

The second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on 15–16 May 2017.

In preparation for the Forum, a Call for Innovations has been launched for the sharing of innovations that provide solutions targeted to SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14. Innovators from around the world are invited to submit their scientific and technological solutions to the challenges posed by these six SDGs by 24 March 2017 at http://stisolutions4sdgs.globalinnovationexchange.org. This year, special emphasis will be placed on learning about innovations where the Internet may have played a significant role in knowledge sharing and technology transfer.

From 30 January to 19 February 2017, UNSCN will facilitate an online consultation on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition’s Work Programme. This opportunity is the first chance for you to comment publically on the text and help shape the agenda that follows, including during the CFS OEWG on Nutrition meeting on 10 February and the informal briefing of Member Countries on 27 February 2017. The FAO and WHO will produce a final work programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition to discuss with their Member States during the World Health Assembly (May 2017) and the FAO Conference (June 2017).

Davos, 19 January 2017 – Today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, 24 leading global companies announced their collaborative commitment to accelerating transformational change in global food systems. 

The companies have joined together to launch FReSH- the Food Reform for Sustainability and Health program- under the leadership of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the EAT Foundation (EAT). The program is open for more companies to participate.

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