G7 International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition
October 21, 2016
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.
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)
Free of charge
Japanese/English (simultaneous interpretation available)
G7 representatives, developing country partners, international organizations, research institutes, the private sector, civil society organizations, philanthropic organizations, etc….
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.
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) 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.
October 25 (Tue)
|9:30-9:35||Opening remarks by Mrs. Akie ABE (Spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan)|
|9:35-9:55||Keynote speech 1: Outcomes of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit and Japan's vision|
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)
Theme 1: Empowering women within agriculture and food systems
|11:10-11:50||Theme 1: Empowering women within agriculture and food systems|
|11:50-12:15||Theme 2: Improving nutrition by a people-centered approach|
|12:30-13:45||Lunch reception / Keynote speech by Ajinomoto|
|14:00-15:10||Theme 2: Improving nutrition by a people-centered approach|
|15:30-16:50||Theme 3: Ensuring sustainability and resilience within agriculture and food systems|
|16:50-17:00||Summary of the day|
October 26 (Wed)
Theme 4: Better data for enhancing implementation
|11:10-12:30||Theme 5: Towards more effective and sustainable resource mobilization|
|12:30-14:00||(Buffet lunch will be provided for all participants)|
|14:00-15:20||Theme 6: Enhancing the accountability of all stakeholders|