New York – June 2017
In the context of The Ocean Conference you are kindly invited to attend a side event:
Food from the Ocean
6 June 2017 18:30 – 19:45,
United Nations Headquarters, New York, Conference Room A
Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
The sustainable development goals are inter-linked and multi-directional. Sustainable use of the oceans is important to eradicate poverty and provide food security and nutrition for all. This is relevant in the following up of the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN declaration “Decade of Action on Nutrition”.
“Everyone has the right to have access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food”, “Healthy marine ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and sustainable aquaculture have a crucial role for food security” (Rio + 20)
“The CFS recognized the contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to food security and nutrition, as a primary source of protein and essential nutrients, and as a provider of income and livelihoods”. (Global Strategic Framework for Food Security & Nutrition)
Organized by Norway
Organizing Partners: Grenada, Island, CARICOM , US National Fisheries Institute, UN Environment (UNE), UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Health Organization (WHO), EAT, The International Coalition of Fisheries Associations , Norwegian national institute for seafood and nutrition research (NIFES), Norwegian Centre of Expertise Seafood Innovation Cluster.