EATx Post 2015, September 25th United Nations, New York

Published August 21, 2015

A high-level event on sustainable nutrition security to coincide with the UN Summit to Adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 25 September 2015, New York.


The EAT Initiative, in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CGIAR Consortium and the World Health Organization, held a high-level event entitled ‘Achieving Sustainable Nutrition Security for All’ to coincide with the UN Summit to Adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the 70th UN General Assembly.

The event took place on Friday 25 September from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at the United Nations Headquarters, in Conference Room 2 (CR2), New York City.

Climate change, degradation of ecosystems and the double burden of malnutrition are major global challenges, which are significantly attributable to, and adversely impacting global food systems. In addition, ensuring universal access to affordable, nutritious food for a growing world population is one of the biggest barriers to achieving sustainable development and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. A re-thinking of the food system is required; involving collaboration across academic and scientific institutions, governments, private sector and civil society. The EAT Initiative aims to expand the interdisciplinary knowledge platform and foster new partnerships between these traditionally siloed sectors to catalyze a transformative shift in the global food system, to ultimately achieve universal sustainable nutrition security.

The program offered a mix of keynotes, panel discussions and interactive dialogue with the audience.

This event was jointly co-sponsored with:
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malawi
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
United Nations World Food Programme
Ministry of External Relations, Brazil
Ministry of Health, Indonesia

Speakers included:
H.E. Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
H.E. Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
H.E. Peter Kumpalume, Minister of Health, Malawi
H.E. Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
H.E. Prof. Nila Moeloek, Minister of Health, Indonesia
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme
Dr. Gunhild A Stordalen, Director, EAT Initiative
Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization/WHO
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Executive Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Dr. Frank Rijsberman, CEO, CGIAR Consortium
Dr. Richard Horton, Editor in Chief, The Lancet
Peter Freedman, Managing Director, The Consumer Goods Forum
Prof. Johan Rockström, Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Center
Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer, BT Group
Dominic Waughray, Head of Public-Private Partnership, World Economic Forum