The challenges for international cooperation (IC) have grown more complex. On the one hand, poverty has taken on added dimensions; on the other, global challenges are increasingly demanding global responses. Although the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been severe, climate change will remain the greatest risk and challenge facing humanity in the 21st century.
This is the second of the series of debates to discuss key actions and recommendations from the RDR. If and why they are relevant, what are the obstacles and barriers encountered to achieve desirable transformation and what are the opportunities and potential benefits to achieve equitable, sustainable, healthy, and environmentally friendly food systems that work for everyone especially people in rural areas.
The Youth Forum will address the theme of ECOSOC and the 2022 UN High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF) on “Building back better from COVID- 19 while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda.” It will also review progress in the areas of quality education (SDG4), gender equality (SDG5), life below water (SDG14), life on land (SDG15) and partnerships for the goals (SDG17).
The XV World Forestry Congress will take place from 2 to 6 May 2022 in Seoul under the theme "Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests" to further develop the outcomes of major global events scheduled before the Congress, including the Rio Conventions’ Conferences of the Parties. the IUCN World Conservation Congress and the UN Food Systems Summit.
As part of the 10th anniversary commemoration of The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the context of National Food Security (CFS VGGT), CFS and FAO’s land tenure unit are jointly organizing a high-level event on Friday, 27 May 2022, 12:30 – 14:30 CET to assess lessons learned over the past ten years;