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FAO Highlights Importance of Innovative Partnerships for 2030 Agenda

June 22, 2022

Fostering innovative partnerships is one of the vital elements in helping promote global food security. This is according to QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). He highlighted the importance of academic and research institutions in attaining the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To reach this goal, “we need to build stronger, more strategic partnerships with civil society organizations, parliamentarians, Indigenous Peoples, academia and research institutions, and the private sector, and especially with the youth…” the FAO Director-General said during his speech at the University of Siena, Italy.

The FAO DG also mentioned about the launch of a web app called Urban Actions, which is part of their campaign “Together for the SDGs”. The app is designed to inspire the public, especially the youth, to learn more about the 2030 Agenda and how they can contribute to attaining the global goals in their own cities.

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