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The First FAO / WHO / AU International Conference on Food Safety
February 12 - February 13
With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies, disproportionally affecting vulnerable and marginalized people, especially women and children, populations affected by conflict and migrants. This joint conference will bring together Ministers of Health, Ministers of Agriculture, leading scientific experts, partner agencies as well as representatives of consumers, food producers and the private sector to: Identify key actions and strategies to address current and future challenges to food safety globally; Strengthen commitment at the highest political level to scale up food safety in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.