Nutrition is one of the main workstreams of the UN Committee on World Food Security. The Private Sector Mechanism is the coordination body bringing the voice of business involved in the agri-food supply chain to the UN Committee on World Food Security. It is a member of the Open-Ended Working Group and the Technical Task Team on Nutrition. In this context, the Private Sector Mechanism is hosting an event focusing on Nutrition and one the role of partnerships and of the private sector in finding solutions to nutrition challenges.
Accordingly, Pauline Harper has been invited to represent EIN at this important event which will take place on April 26 at the Headquarters of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, Italy. The Partnership Forum on Nutrition is organized by the Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) to the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and hosted by H.E Ambassador Dr Hinrich Thölken of Germany.
The partnerships forum on nutrition will provide a unique setting for sharing examples and concrete experiences of successful initiatives across sectors in many countries, particularly focusing on “partnerships”. Mrs Harper will discuss the work of EIN in the session titled “Sharing information with consumers”. This session will include speakers from Unicef, International Food & Beverage Alliance, Global Dairy Platform and Global Manufacturers Association.
Objectives of the event:
- Profile the role of the private sector in “implementing” the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular those aspects of Goal 2 and 17, and ICN2 outcomes aiming for sustainable food systems and to end malnutrition in all its forms.
- Demonstrate that the PSM is not only engaged in the development of own industry policies but also to mobilizing concrete actions and investments to further food security and nutrition.
- Share information with member states about concrete steps taken by the private sector to deliver on the Zero Hunger Challenge and SDG Goal 2 and to improve nutrition in all its forms at all points along the food supply chain
- Highlight the value and necessary conditions of “partnerships” with non-state actors.