IAFN Updates

The SDGs represent a cross-cutting strategy to eradicate extreme poverty, using an integrated approach to address all three aspects of development: economic, environmental, and social. The CFS must ensure that its work is aligned with and relevant to ongoing SDG (or other UN) processes and multi-stakeholder partnerships, as well as draw attention to the vital contribution CFS activities can make to them. The SDGs touch every single person on the planet with the stated intent to leave no one behind. No organization (whether public, private, or other) can afford to stand on the sidelines. 

When vulnerable young children in India eat foods prepared with wheat enriched with zinc, they spend significantly fewer days sick with pneumonia and vomiting, shows a study published this week. Diets in India commonly lack sufficient zinc and consequently nearly 40% of children under five years of age are physically stunted and markedly vulnerable to common infections, like diarrhea and pneumonia. When not corrected prior to the second year of life, stunting may become irreversible, gravely impairing individual and societal development.

September 27, 2018 - All are invited to join a new online community dedicated to scaling and replicating inclusive business worldwide: www.inclusivebusiness.net  

The new platform has been created to ensure access to up-to-date knowledge and insights on inclusive business that can help turn great ideas into practical outcomes to improve the lives of the world’s poorest.

17 September 2018, Rome - With climate change poised to alter significantly the ability of many world regions to produce food, it is expected that international trade in agricultural products will have an increasingly important contribution to feeding the planet and responding to climate-related hunger flare-ups, says a new report by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) Report is an annual flagship report jointly prepared by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO to inform on progress towards ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition and to provide in-depth analysis on key challenges for achieving this goal in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report targets a wide audience, including policy-makers, international organizations, academic institutions and the general public.

Established in 2013, the Youth Summit is an annual event held by the World Bank Group (WBG) to engage with youth globally on the most pressing topics facing their generation. The primary goals of the Summit are to (1) empower youth to explore innovative ideas for tackling development challenges, (2) provide youth with the tools to build and engage in impactful projects, and (3) promote dialogue between youth, the WBG, and other key stakeholders globally. The Summit will take place in Washington, DC December 3-4, 2018. 

At the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) held in New York City from July 9-18, 2018, Margaret Munene of Palmhouse Dairies delivered the following remarks as the Business and Industry Intervention. 

On 27 June, the HLPE Report on Multi-stakeholder partnerships to finance and improve food security and nutrition in the framework of the 2030 Agenda was launched during an event held at the FAO Headquarters in Rome. Following an opening statement by the CFS Chair, the report was introduced by Patrick Caron, Chair of the HLPE Steering Committee. The full report can be read here

On June 14, a meeting of CFS' Open Ended Working Group on Nutrition was held at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. On behalf of its membership, the Private Sector Mechanism Secretariat made the following statement:

On behalf of the Private Sector Mechanism, we thank the Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group and the CFS Secretariat for their ongoing work preparing today’s session and the previous sessions. 

"A large rural youth population and growing domestic demand for diversified foods in many developing countries represent a unique opportunity to advance towards the three objectives of decent job creation for youth, food security, and sustainable production, as spelled out in Agenda 2030. 

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