The United Nations General Assembly has designated the 31st of October as World Cities Day, by its resolution 68/239. The Day is expected to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.
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-WBCSD’s 2021 Council Meeting will take place on 26-29 October in the vibrant city of Tokyo.
-The GAIN-IPAN LAoFM certification training course is structured into three (3) progressive competency levels (Foundational, Intermediate, and Advanced). This Course is tailored made for industry professionals, private candidates, and technical staff of corporate organizations.
This event will convene leaders in conservation, nutrition, and food systems innovation to highlight some of the most critical game changing solutions needed to transform food systems, elevate the importance of food systems to the global agenda for climate and nature, and to translate commitments into action to achieve systems-level change we need for a sustainable food future.
On 21 October 2021, GAIN is hosting the session 'Food Environment: Cities shaping climate resilient and healthy food futures for all' at the 7th Global Forum of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) in Barcelona (19-21 October 2021). The session will focus on how cities are envisioning and actively shaping climate resilient, food environments that can advance healthy diets for all, between the ‘here and now’ and the future.
Collective action across 150 countries is what makes World Food Day one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. Hundreds of events and outreach activities bring together governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, and general public. They promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all.
On Friday 15 October 2021, Netherlands Food Partnership is hosting a unique and uplifting hybrid gathering for food professionals to celebrate World Food Day.
Addressing Nutrition and Environmental Challenges: The Role of Urban and Territorial Governance for Inclusive and Sustainable Food Systems Transformation
FAO and the Global Alliance of Improved Nutrition (GAIN) co-lead the Urban Food Systems Working Group which comprises 26 organisations, including United Nations Agencies, like UN-Habitat, WHO and UNEP, city networks, like, ICLEI, C40, UCLG and Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, as well as other organisations e.g. from civil society, research institutes and academia.
From Commitments to Action: The importance of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines for a Coalition for Action on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems
The CFS Voluntary Guidelines on food systems and nutrition are the only multilateral negotiated global policy instrument on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), on the other hand, is the first global summit to create healthy, sustainable, and equitable food systems and has helped spur national level food systems pathways.
This webinar place five priority areas of food safety in front of regional thought leaders to move us toward Actions for Food Safety Transformation. Regional leaders will share their insights on these priorities and the realities on the ground for making them happen considering, politics, financing, scalability, inclusivity and gaps in capacity and infrastructure.