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WHO Member States briefing on Food Systems and the Global Strategy for Food Safety

WHO Member States briefing on Food Systems and the Global Strategy for Food Safety


In September 2021, UN Secretary-Basic António convened the United Nations Foodstuff Units Summit (UNFSS) as part of the 10 years of Action to attain the Sustainable Growth Objectives (SDGs) by 2030. The UNFSS made a international instant to catalyse action
toward foodstuff devices transformation for men and women, world and prosperity.

As a UNFSS UN anchor agency, WHO has advocated for well being to be central to food items programs transformation, which include through past Member States briefings with Geneva Permanent Missions. The Summit outcomes confirmed this crucial target with ‘nourish
all people’ emerging as 1 of the five essential action areas for foodstuff programs transitions. A core target of these advocacy initiatives have been the seven WHO ‘food items techniques for health and fitness’ priority steps. These actions complement the UN Ten years
of Motion on Nourishment (2016-2025) agenda and purpose to speed up program steps across meals techniques to the 2030 SDG goal to close malnutrition in all its types. WHO will now carry forward motion on food devices via supporting Member States in
nourishing and utilizing their foods programs pathways, contributing to the newly proven Foodstuff Devices Coordination Hub, as properly as performing with multi-sector associates and Member States underneath the umbrella of UNFSS Coalitions these as the Coalition
of Motion for Wholesome Eating plans from Sustainable Meals Devices.

Food items safety is of significant relevance to healthy food programs, and a vital ‘food methods for health’ priority motion. The UNFSS provided a system for WHO to interact with Member States in advancing enhancement of the draft WHO World wide Technique for Meals Protection (2022-2030).
This strategy responds to the 2020 Globe Overall health Assembly resolution on “Strengthening efforts on foods safety” and Member Condition requests to update the world system to reply to present-day and rising troubles. The proposed approach
demonstrates feedback been given by a extensive consultation method with Member States and governmental establishments, United Nations companies and other intergovernmental corporations, educational institutions, non-governmental companies, personal
sector entities, and folks working in community overall health and food security. Produced by the WHO Secretariat with the information of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Food stuff Security: Safer food items for improved health and fitness, the vision of the draft approach is to
guarantee that all people, everywhere you go, take in safe and balanced foods so as to reduce the load of foodborne health conditions. The EB150 talked about the updated WHO World Strategy for Food Security and proposed the Seventy-fifth Planet Health and fitness Assembly to undertake
it. Its implementation will help the realization of meals basic safety commitments emanating from the UNFSS, specially in the aid WHO gives towards nourishing place pathways and supporting wholesome meal plans, university foods and Just one Health agendas. 


2022 is the yr for functioning toward the realization of commitments designed in the course of the 2021 UNFSS and launch implementation of the WHO Global Technique for Meals Security. Upon the ask for of Member States, this two-hour briefing aims to update the Geneva Everlasting
Mission on the hottest UNFSS results and create a dialogue on the implementation of the WHO Worldwide Approach for Foodstuff Security. This briefing presents an opportunity for asking thoughts to the various speakers who each individual have a position in foodstuff techniques
transformation and the WHO Global Method for Foods Safety.

Targets of the briefing are:

  • To share info about the distinctive processes and coalitions emanating from the Foods Methods Summit with a concentrate on food items safety as a crucial ‘food programs for health’ priority action
  • To stimulate Member States, and Geneva Permanent Missions, to be actively associated in the different food items devices transformation coordination mechanisms and
  • To update Member States about the position of growth of the WHO Worldwide Method for Meals Basic safety
  • To present the following ways towards the implementation of the WHO Worldwide Tactic for Foods Basic safety.

About the briefing

This briefing is for Member States’ representatives. The meeting is virtual and interpretation products and services will be provided in the 6 UN languages. The briefing will be dwell solid by way of Zoom (by way of a guarded hyperlink) and will be recorded for reporting needs.
Nation associates of the Coalition of Action for Healthful Weight loss plans from Sustainable Food items Programs will also be invited to show up at.

Proposed agenda

Moderated by Dr Francesco Branca, Director of the Department of Diet and Food items Basic safety (NFS)

14:00-14:05 Opening by Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-Normal Common Health and fitness Coverage/Healthier Populations
14:05-14:10 The Foods Techniques Coordination Hub – Stefanos Fotiou, Director of the Meals Programs Coordination Hub
14:10- 14:20  WHO Action on Foodstuff Techniques- Francesco Branca, Director of the Diet and Meals Safety Section
14:20-14:35  Food Systems Dialogue and Q&A
14:35- 15:00 WHO World Method for Foods Basic safety 2022-2030- Dr Simone Moraes Raszl, Scientist, Multisectoral Actions on Food items Devices,  Nourishment and Foodstuff Basic safety Office
15:00- 15:55 Food Basic safety System Dialogue and Q&A
15:55-16:00 Summary and Closing Remarks – Dr Francesco Branca, Director of the Department of Nutrition and Meals Security

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A agent of Geneva Long-lasting Missions can also validate attendance with [email protected]. A secured zoom link to the webinar will be despatched.