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19.12.2023 | Blog

Side event at ECOSOC 2024: The road to Zero Hunger

Join our side event which aims to contribute to the UN 2024 ECOSOC Partnership by proposing tangible and forward-thinking actions to enhance meaningful youth engagement in local food systems.

Women fishing in Sierra Leone.
Women fishing in Sierra Leone. The Global Hunger Index 2023 found that whether we succeed in involving youth and young adults will be central to successfully transforming our food systems. © Haensler/Welthungerhilfe
Marilena Bachmeier Team Policy and External Relations

On January 30th, 2024, the side event "Towards Zero Hunger: A review of youth engagement in food systems transformation towards achieving SDG2 targets" at the 2024 ECOSOC Partnership Forum will focus on youth engagement and co-leadership in food systems, specifically on progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2) – Zero Hunger.


The road to Zero Hunger

A review of Youth Engagement in Food systems Transformation towards achieving SDG2 targets

Date: 30th January 2024
Time: 8:15 - 9:30 am EST/PET,
2:15 - 3:30 pm CET/WAT, 7:15 - 8:30 pm BST

Mode: Virtual

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Amid global challenges such as climate change and pandemics, the Global Hunger Index 2023 highlights the urgent need to engage youth in shaping sustainable food systems. Based on the findings of the 2023 GHI, the event recognises the need to invest in their capacity for inclusive food systems and attractive livelihoods beyond 2030.

Welthungerhilfe (WHH), the World Food Forum, the African Climate and Environment Foundation, ProVeg International and the Major Group on Children and Youth invite you to an interactive session in the form of an intergenerational panel which aims to foster dialogue, share experiences and explore innovative solutions.

The virtual meeting will take place on January 30th from 2:15 to 3:30 PM (CET). If you would like to participate, please register using the following link.

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