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The UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the main United Nations body in charge of developing policy recommendations and guidance on a wide range of food security and nutrition issues. The Committee reports to the UN General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and to FAO Conference.

Nikki Chaudhary has a dream – to reshape the Indian dairy industry resulting in improved livelihoods for the millions of small scale dairy farmers across the country.

Week 15 - Forest Whitaker, Member of the SDG Advocacy Group, CEO-Founder of the Whitaker Peace & Development initiative, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation

Knowledge and information have become transformative dimensions of our existence and are key drivers behind the implementation of all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From government to small villages, knowledge and information guides what people do and how they do it. The 2030 Agenda recognizes the need to develop knowledge societies where everyone has opportunities to learn and engage with others, which starkly highlights the need for access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). This is my reading of SDG 9, which calls on states to “build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.”

The International Agri-Food Network has partnered with Farming First, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Global Agriculture & Food Security Policy, the International Council for Science, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa and Nuffield Internal Farming Scholars to host “Agriculture and Food Day to Implement the Sustainable Development Goals”, which will be held at the Yale Club in New York City. The event will raise awareness of the critical need for investment in Goal 2 on ending hunger and its interlinkages with the other SDGs under focus during the High Level Political Forum being held at the United Nations in New York the same week.

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