As the birthplace of the decade of action on nutrition 2016-2025, UNGA is the natural platform to bring leaders together to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on malnutrition and how we move forward to mitigate the damage.
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-The National Nutrition Symposium is coming at a time when the country is facing the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic and hence the symposium will be held virtually. The symposium will provide an opportunity to dialogue on the role of nutrition in COVID 19 management and modalities for enhancing dissemination of nutrition information.
-At the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) from September 15, high-level government, UN and civil society representatives gather virtually and in New York to assess progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, just as COVID19, and other converging threats to the planet and people call for urgent attention.
-In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which brings together over thousands of delegates from governments, the civil society, the private sector, research community and development partners will be held virtually from 8-11 September 2020 and will be co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group.
Food safety is essential to food and nutrition security. In low- and middle-income countries many consumers buy nutrient-dense foods such as animal-sourced foods and fresh fruits and vegetables in traditional or "informal" markets. These markets play a vital role in food availability and affordability, but they have limited infrastructure to control the safety of food, and usually no oversight from public health authorities.
EatSafe - Evidence and action towards safe, nutritious food - Webinar 1: Food Safety and Nutrition: how are they connected, and why does it matter?
Food safety is an integral part of food and nutrition security. For food to be safe, it must not cause harm to the consumer when it is prepared or eaten according to its intended use. Accessing safe food is essential to ensure consumers can access the nutritional benefits of their food.
EAT and The Rockefeller Foundation's virtual convening highlighting critical need and unique opportunity for food system transformation in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The event hosted thousands of colleagues from around the globe for a wide-ranging interactive conversation on the challenges of this moment, the future of our food systems, and how we can drive #FoodSystemsAction.
Under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global community adopted 17 global goals to improve lives by 2030; Goal-2 pledges to end hunger. The world's food systems in theory should be the strategic drivers to reduce hunger, strengthen livelihoods, and improve health.
The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming our world. We are seeing rapid changes in areas such as health care delivery, food security, agriculture, and international aid prioritization. In addition to the immediate impact to health and society, the COVID-19 pandemic may result in significant short- and long-term disruptions to food systems.