Date: 6 June 2017
Time Slot: 18:30-19:45
Venue: Conference Room A, UN Conference Building



Tone Skogen,  State Secretary, Government of Norway


Introduction to the panel

Co chairs

– Mitchell Lay, Fisherman and Coordinator Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organization

– Edel  Elvevoll Professor and Dean UiT The Arctic University of Norway

High level session:


The role of food from the ocean

– Fisheries Minister of Island, Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir

– UN environment, Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw

– Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), Assistant Director-General of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Departement, Arni M. Mathiesen

– CARICOM, Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration, government of Belize, Omar Figueroa

Thematic session: 


Sustainable use of the oceans for food security and nutrition -Norwegian experiences

– Ole Arve Misund, Norwegian National institute for seafood and nutrition research (NIFES)


Mainstreaming fisheries and nutrition policies

Putting fish on the menu – Today and into the future

– Manuel Barange, Director Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division,  FAO

Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition

– Patrick Caron, Chair of CFS High level panel of experts


Decade of action on nutrition -ambitions and action in nutrition, fisheries and aquaculture

– Nata Menabde, Executive Director, World Health Organization, WHO, Office at the United Nations