UN Nutrition discussion paper launch: The role of aquatic foods in sustainable healthy diets
Food, nutrition and development experts explore diverse aquatic foods as solutions for an inclusive, resilient transformation of global food systems.
Date: Friday, 7 May 2021
Time: 20:00-21:30 (UTC+8)
Diverse aquatic foods from inland waters and oceans offer game-changing solutions for transforming food systems to nourish all people and the planet. In order to capture their full potential, they must be integrated across food and nutrition agendas at national and global levels. UN Nutrition’s first discussion paper on aquatic foods—with research contributions from WorldFish—informs the growing narrative on their essential role in sustainable, healthy diets.
In this virtual launch event, the discussion paper’s authors will present insights followed by a panel of food and nutrition security experts and development leads to discuss shaping research, policy and investments that harness the potential of aquatic foods to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Dr. Naoko Yamamoto, Chair, UN Nutrition
- Dr. Gareth Johnstone, Director General, WorldFish
Presentation on ‘The role of aquatic foods in sustainable healthy diets’
- Molly Ahern, Food and Nutrition Security Specialist (Fisheries), FAO
- Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, Global Lead, Nutrition and Public Health, WorldFish
Panel Discussion: Regional and country perspective
- Dr. Thanawat Tiensin, Chair, UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
- Kefilwe Moalosi, Nutrition and Food Safety Specialist, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
- Dr. Fatiha Terki, Director and Resident Representative, World Food Program (WFP)
- Dr. Richard Abila, Senior Technical Specialist, Fisheries & Aquaculture, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- Anita Utheim Iversen, Head of the Global Action Network, Ocean and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition
- Dr. Stineke Oenema, Coordinator, United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCS)