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UN Agencies Conduct Virtual Consultations to Strategize Hunger Alleviation and Food System Transformation

May 5, 2021

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) announced a virtual public consultation to collect insights on how the UN agencies can collaborate in key areas of food systems transformation and hunger alleviation in the next years.

The consultation is focused on five main themes:

  • impact of COVID-19 on global development goals;
  • climate and the environment;
  • gender equality;
  • strengthening data and innovation;
  • inclusion and equity.

Results of the consultations will be incorporated in the FAO's Strategic Framework 2022-2031 and WFP's Strategic Plan 2022-2026. SparkBlue engagement platform will be used as a space to hear from partners on concrete ways to accelerate the achievement of shared goals and common approaches towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The virtual consultation ends on May 12, 2021.

Visit SparkBlue for more details.

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