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21 April 2022

ECOSOC Youth Forum 2022 Side Event: “Healthy Diets. Healthy Planet.” – youth-led action for a better food future

The World Food Forum (WFF) will launch its 2022 cycle with a side event at the ECOSOC Youth Forum during World Creativity and Innovation Day on 21 April, keeping youth on the international agenda.

Photo by S. H. Gue on Unsplash

The event will kickstart a dialogue between youth and national governments, major stakeholder groups and the UN System, contributing to policy discussions on the complex, context-dependent and intertwined issues related to agrifood systems. The event will also shed light on the fundamental role of youth in taking action for a sustainable future, highlighting the importance of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking in identifying and nurturing innovative solutions to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, with a specific focus on healthy diets, climate action and the conservation, sustainable use and restoration of natural resources.

In this sense, in 2021 the WFF launched its Youth Action Assembly for which a formal Focal Points Group is being established and will be introduced at this event. These themes are integral, crosscutting pillars that will play a foundational role in sustainable development with wide-reaching consequences for all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 4, 5, 14 and 15. Similarly, providing access to healthy diets and spurring climate action will depend on progress across many of the SDGs, which will require increased partnerships and cooperation (SDG 17) to place people and the planet at the center.


Objectives of the event

  • Present the link between climate change and healthy diets and the conservation, sustainable use and restoration of natural resources;
  • Highlight the fundamental role of youth and their creativity in these focus areas;
  • Empower youth to act within their own communities in the challenging post-COVID 19 environment.

More information and registration link  HERE


From 21 April 2022 at 14:00 to 21 April 2022 at 15:15