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Review of SDGs implementation: SDG2
Review of SDGs implementation: SDG 2
Tuesday July 11, 2017 Image: Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


July 11, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


UN Headquarters
New York, United States + Google Map


Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

From July 10 till July 19, the meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development in 2017 will take place. On July 11, the implementation of SDG2 –   End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture – will be reviewed at the UN Headquarters, conference room 4. 

High-Level Political Forum 2017

The meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, July 10 to Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

The theme will be “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world“. The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:

  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

For more information on the High-Level Political Forum 2017, please visit the website.

Review of SDGs implementation: SDG2

This session will bring together a diverse group of experts and stakeholders in an interactive dialogue on progress in ensuring food security, improving nutrition, and promoting food systems and agricultural practices that are sustainable, resilient and inclusive. Linking sustainable agriculture to poverty eradication and gender equality—including equal access to land and water, markets, technology and social protection—is crucial to enhancing the livelihoods smallholder farmers, and to restoring, safeguarding, developing and promoting sustainable use of biodiversity and natural resources. The scale and complexity of the food security crises caused by conflict and natural disasters have increased dramatically in recent years and represent a significant threat to sustainable development. The discussion is expected to assess progress, identify challenges at the national and international levels, and produce integrated policy solutions.

Proposed Guiding Questions

  • How can the humanitarian system improve its response to the current crisis of conflict-induced famines?
  • What institutional mechanisms or arrangements that combine ministries, programmes, sectors, or stakeholders to integrate SDG 2 with other SDGs appear to be most promising?
  • At the country level, what policies and practices addressing SDG 2 along with other SDGs have proven to be the most successful?


  • Mr. Gilbert F. Houngbo, IFAD President (invited)


  • Ms. Esther Penunia, Secretary General, Asian Farmers’ Association
  • Ms. Gladys Mugambi, SUN Focal Point, Director of Nutrition, Ministry of Health and Government, Kenya
  • Ms. Elizabeth Mpofu, General Coordinator, La Via Campesina, Zimbabwe

Lead discussants

  • Ms. Meena Bilgi, WOCAN (Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management), Core Associate
  • Dr. Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Head of IFPRI’s Latin American and Caribbean Program
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