From Healthy Waters to Healthy People
Rome, 5 July 2018, FAO Headquarters
Sheikh Zayed Centre, 09.30–14.30

Summary “From Healthy Waters to Healthy People”

The meeting is the first official meeting of the informal Global Action Network on Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition. This Action Network has been initiated by Norway under the umbrella of the United Nations (UN) Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025), and is a direct follow-up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The meeting will include a high-level session and a thematic session with short presentations on actions, on the elements of food security, that can be taken to increase the nutritional impacts of food from the oceans and inland waters. Please find a detailed draft programme below.

Norway is inviting representatives from ministries and other governmental institutions working with fisheries and aquaculture and/or nutrition and health to join the Action Network. All stakeholders are welcome to attend this first meeting.

The Network will provide a platform for countries to highlight the role food from the oceans and inland waters can play in ensuring food security and nutrition, and to mobilise political support, share knowledge and good practices, discuss successes and challenges, and work to increase the production and consumption of sustainable, safe and nutritious aquatic food, with the ultimate objective of improving food systems, diets and nutrition for all. The Concept document below will form a basis for the discussions.

We would be delighted to have you as a participant at the meeting and we hope you will join us and become a member of the informal Action Network.

To confirm your attendance at the meeting, kindly register no later than 18 June 2018

New extended deadline! 25 June 2018.  You will find the “sign me up” registration below.

We look forward to welcoming you at the meeting.