G7/G8

G7 International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition

October 21, 2016
Japanese

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will organize "G7 International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition" as a follow-up to the G7 Ise-Shima Summit. To attend the symposium, please apply as instructed below. We look forward to your participation.

 [Note] Applications received have already reached the maximum number of available seats; further applications will be placed on the waiting list. Confirmation of participation will be sent in a few days.

Date

 October 25 (Tue) 9:30-17:00 (12:30-13:45 Lunch Reception)
 October 26 (Wed) 9:30-15:30 (12:30-14:00 Buffet Lunch)

Participation fee

 Free of charge

Language

 Japanese/English (simultaneous interpretation available)

Possible participants

 G7 representatives, developing country partners, international organizations, research institutes, the private sector, civil society organizations, philanthropic organizations, etc….

Application

 Please send the following information to G7FSN@mofa.go.jp.

  • (1) Full name
  • (2) Affiliation (name of your company/organization and your position)
  • (3) Email address
  • (4) Telephone number

 [Note] The personal information of applicants will not be used for any purpose other than registration and getting feedback on this symposium, and will be discarded appropriately afterwards.
 Applications received have already reached the maximum number of seats available; further applications will be placed on the waiting list. Confirmation of participation will be sent in a few days.

Concept

 Today, hunger and malnutrition affect one in three people in the world. Various stakeholders including governments and civil society organizations are working in cooperation on this issue, and the private sector is utilizing business opportunities that enable social contribution.
 The G7, at its Elmau Summit held in Germany in 2015, set the ambitious target of "aiming to lift 500 million people in developing countries out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030", and developed the G7 Broad Food Security and Nutrition Development Approach to achieve this target. Based on this approach, at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit held in Japan, the "G7 Vision for Action on Food Security and Nutrition" (PDF) Open a New Window was put forward to identify the priority areas for concrete actions.
 2016 is an important year for unifying global efforts on food security and nutrition, in light of starting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and reflecting on the Paris Agreement on climate change adopted last year, as well as the opportunities arising from the Nutrition for Growth event held in Brazil and TICAD VI held in Kenya in August.
 As a follow-up to the G7 Ise-Shima Summit, this International Symposium intends to disseminate the discussions on food security and nutrition, by holding panel discussions regarding the G7 Vision for Action on Food Security and Nutrition. The Symposium aspires to be an opportunity to rally the efforts of various stakeholders, including governments, international organizations, the civil society and the private sector, thereby strengthening a momentum to accelerate global efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

Provisional agenda

October 25 (Tue)

(9:00-9:30)Registration
9:30-9:35Opening remarks by Mrs. Akie ABE (Spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan)
9:35-9:55Keynote speech 1: Outcomes of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit and Japan's vision
MOFA
Keynote speech 2: Importance of enhancing food security and nutrition in the context of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
9:55-10:55Panel discussions
Theme 1: Empowering women within agriculture and food systems
(10:55-11:10)(Coffee break)
11:10-11:50Theme 1: Empowering women within agriculture and food systems
11:50-12:15Theme 2: Improving nutrition by a people-centered approach
12:30-13:45Lunch reception / Keynote speech by Ajinomoto
14:00-15:10Theme 2: Improving nutrition by a people-centered approach
(15:10-15:30)(Coffee break)
15:30-16:50Theme 3: Ensuring sustainability and resilience within agriculture and food systems
16:50-17:00Summary of the day

October 26 (Wed)

(9:00-9:30)(Registration)
9:30-10:50Panel discussions
Theme 4: Better data for enhancing implementation
(10:55-11:10)(Coffee break)
11:10-12:30Theme 5: Towards more effective and sustainable resource mobilization
12:30-14:00(Buffet lunch will be provided for all participants)
14:00-15:20Theme 6: Enhancing the accountability of all stakeholders
15:20-15:30Closing remarks