2017 HLPF: Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World: Multi-stakeholder Perspectives

July 11, 2017

Meena Bilgi, WOCAN Core Associate, was the lead discussant for the SDG2 Thematic Session, during the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York. Meena urged the identification of emergent challenges in rapid urbanization. She emphasized that transformative change in food and agriculture is necessary to eradicating poverty, hunger and malnutrition. This means moving beyond increasing production and sustainably for the health and well-being of people, without negative social and environmental externalities in land and water tenure, crop, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture and forestry systems including the loss of biological diversity. 

The session was chaired by ECOSOC President Shava and moderated by Gerda Verburg, Scaling-Up Nutrition Movement. http://enb.iisd.org/vol33/enb3330e.html