Events

Forthcoming events

JAN32018
Oxford Farming Conference

3 – 5th January 2017 Oxford, UK The Oxford Farming Conference is a three-day event that runs early in the new year within the heart of the city’s beautiful university colleges. The conference makes the city its venue, giving delegates privileged access to iconic and historic buildings, such as the Oxford Union, Christ Church and Keble College. To grow and prosper post-Brexit, UK agriculture needs to question its approach and its thinking. Core to this is adopting a mindset to ...

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JAN182018
Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2018

18 – 20th January 2018 Berlin, Germany The 10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) on the subject of “Shaping the Future of Livestock – sustainably, responsibly, efficiently” will be held in Berlin from the 18th-20th January 2018. The forum gives representatives from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society an opportunity to share ideas and enhance understanding on a selected topic of current agricultural policy.The GFFA is organised by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and ...

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JAN232018
World Economic Forum

23rd – 26th January 2018 Davos, Switzerland The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to developing a shared narrative to improve the state of the world. The programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting are focused on “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World“. By coming together at the start of the year, The WEF hopes to shape the future by creating this unparalleled global effort in co-design, co-creation and ...

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MAR12018
5th International Conference on Nutrition and Growth

1st – 3rd March 2018 Paris, France N&G 2018 will provide a unique platform for discussing the interplay between nutrition and gro​​​​wth in children, from disease factors through to treatment. N&G is ideal for all practitioners involved in child development who share a passion for exchanging ideas and analysis of pediatric nutrition. Read more >>

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MAR82018
International Women’s Day

8th March 2018 Global International Women’s Day ​​(March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.​ ​International Women’s Day​ (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD run by the Suffragettes in 1911.​ Read more >>

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MAR122018
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62)

12th – 23rd March 2018 New York, U.S.A. The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. The priority theme will be: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls; Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session. Read more >>

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MAR212018
Chicago Council Global Food Security Symposium

21st – 22nd March 2018 Washington D.C., USA Convened annually by the Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative, the symposium on global agriculture and food security provides a platform for discussion about the US government and international community’s progress on addressing the problem of food insecurity. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. The Council convenes leading global voices, conduct independent research, ...

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MAR212018
Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development

21st – 23rd March 2018 Bonn, Germany Organised by the UN SDG Action Campaign with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the German Federal Foreign Office, the Festival brings together the global community taking action to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality. It will recognize and celebrate the innovators, conveners and breakthrough actors who are transforming lives and generating practical solutions to some of the world’s most intractable problems. Taking place in Bonn each year, ...

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APR32018
World Symposium on Climate Change and Biodiversity

3rd – 5th April 2018 Manchester, U.K. The World Symposium on Climate Change and Biodiversity (WSCCB-2018) is organized by the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP), the Research and Transfer Centre ‘Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management’ of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), in collaboration with a set of organizations. The Symposium aims to address the need to not only better understand the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, but to also identify, ...

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APR32018
Second International Symposium on Agroecology

3rd – 5th April 2018 Rome, Italy Building on the 1st International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, held in Rome in 2014, and the subsequent regional seminars organized in 2015 and 2016, FAO will host the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology: Scaling Up agroecology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in April 2018. This second symposium aim at moving agroecology from dialogue to activities at the regional and country level by providing an opportunity for sharing ideas and ...

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APR142018
Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Climate

16th – 18th April 2018 North Carolina, USA The “Nexus” approach is the one that focuses on overlaps across sectors while respecting sectoral expertise in order to make better plans by understanding interactions.(Stockholm Environment Institute, 2017) The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will reconvene its Nexus conference addressing Water-Energy-Food and Climate in spring of 2018. This will be the second Nexus Conference that The Water Institute has organized. The conference will facilitate space for the development of collaborative work and focus on ...

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APR182018
Improving Diets in an Era of Food Market Transformation

18th April 2018 Rome, Italy The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition are delighted to invite you to the launch of the policy brief: “Improving diets in an era of food market transformation: Challenges & opportunities for engagement between the public and private sectors”. This discussion, framed by the six questions posed in the Global Panel policy brief, seeks to explore opportunities to build much more ambitious and effective ...

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APR232018
ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD forum)

23rd – 26th April New York, United States The ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) is an intergovernmental process with universal participation mandated to review the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (Addis Agenda) and other financing for development outcomes and the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The four-day event will feature a Special High-level Meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions, WTO and UNCTAD, ministerial round tables, general debate, thematic discussions on the implementation of the Addis ...

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APR302018
Bonn Climate Change Conference

30th April – 10th May Bonn, Germany The forty-eighth session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) will take place from 30 April to 10 May 2018, in Bonn, Germany. The SBSTA is one of two permanent subsidiary bodies to the Convention established by the COP/CMP. It supports the work of the COP, the CMP and the CMA through the provision of timely information and advice on scientific and technological matters as they relate to the Convention, its Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. Read more >> #Tanaloa4Ambition #SB48 ...

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MAY162018
FAO Regional Conference for Europe

16th – 18th May 2018 Voronezh, Russian Federation The 31st session of the FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC) is open to all FAO Members in the Europe and Central Asia region, to representatives of the United Nations Bodies and Specialized Agencies, and to selected Observers. The Conference includes a Ministerial Roundtable on Wednesday, 16 May, where participants will discuss sustainable agriculture and food systems in Europe and Central Asia in a changing climate. A second major topic to be ...

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