The 2019 UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), will be held in New York from 9 - 18 July and, while SDG 2 is not an area of focus, members of the SDG 2 Community will be hosting a number of side events. If you are in NYC during HLPF, you are encouraged to join the events below but please note that a United Nations ID or a special event ticket is required to join the HLPF events.
COOPS 4 DECENT WORK
Organised by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC)
Monday 8 July 2019, 10.00 - 12.00 - Conference Room 12, UNHQ
On the 2019 International Day of Cooperatives, the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC), UN Ambassadors and government representatives and representatives of cooperatives will engage in an interactive debate on the role of cooperatives and how to further enhance their developmental impact.
REDUCING FOOD WASTE TO ACHIEVE THE CLIMATE GOALS AND SDGS: ENGAGEMENT OF PRIVATE SECTOR
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Joint Event
Tuesday 9 July 2019 - 13.15-14.30 - Conference Room F, UNHQ
AGRICULTURAL INPUTS TOWARDS GOAL 13
Co - organised by International Fertilizer Association (IFA), International Seed Federation (ISF), CropLife International and One Acre Fund
Thursday 11 July 2019, 13.15 - 14.45 - Delegates Dining Room, UNHQ
This special event will present successful stories on achieving reduced GHG emissions from Agriculture, to inspire others in the sector to make changes and accelerate innovation in the field. It will address important issues of soil health, best practices to help sequester soil carbon, and new technologies to reduce the footprint of agriculture.
HLPF DISCUSSION ON SDG 13
Friday 12 July 2019, 9.00 - 12.00 - Conference Room 4, UNHQ
The session will review progress towards SDG 13 and address the inter-linkages of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change. In particular, participants in the meeting will share experiences and identify concrete measures for the coherent and synergistic implementation of those agreements in order to maximize sustainable development and climate co-benefits and scale up levels of ambition towards securing the livelihoods for current and future generations. There will be a discussion engaging farmers.
FARMERS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES JOINING HANDS TO BOOST THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SDG 13 AND ITS LINK TO SDG 2
Co - organised by WFO and the Indigenous Peoples Major Group for the SDGs (IPMG)
Friday 12 July 2019, 13.15 PM - 14.30 - Conference Room 2, UNHQ
This side event is intended to promote the linkages between an effective implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the achievement of the entire 2030 Agenda to achieve global sustainability. Farmers and indigenous peoples are joining their efforts to gather attention on the challenges they are facing, as well as to remind the global community of their key role in achieving sustainable development, with a special focus on SDG 2 and 13.
SPECIAL EVENT OF THE ECOSOC HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ON THE LAUNCH OF “THE STATE OF FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN THE WORLD (SOFI) 2019”
Co-hosted by the Principals of FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP, and WHO
Monday 15 July 2019, 10.00 - 13.00 - Conference Room 1, UNHQ
SOFI 2019 will release the latest estimates for food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition with a launch event at the United Nations Headquarters. As the third part of this series, SOFI 2019 will look at the impact of economic downturns and slow downs on food insecurity. Here's what we know of SOFI 2019 so far. Please RSVP here.
ACCELERATING PROGRESS ON THE SDGS THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GLOBAL ACTION PROGRAMME FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION FOR SMALL ISLANDS DEVELOPING STATES
Organised by the Permanent Mission of Palau
Monday 15 July 2019, 18.30-20.00 - Conference Room 7, UNHQ
THE LAUNCH OF THE UNITED NATIONS DECADE ON FAMILY FARMING (2019-2028): Synergies and main contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Organized by FAO and IFAD with the Government of Costa Rica and the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations
Tuesday 16 July 2019, 3.00 PM - 5.00 PM - Conference Room 2, UNHQ
The side-event will mark the launch of the UN Decade of Family Farming at the United Nations in New York, and will provide an opportunity to share with member states and delegations in New York the efforts made to pave the way for the implementation of the Decade of Family Farming as well as the next steps (Global Action Plan). Please register to attend HERE.