2015 is a critical year for the global sustainable development agenda. At the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in 2012, the international community established an Open Working Group (OWG) to develop a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be integrated into the UN development agenda beyond 2015.
‘Humans may forgive, but nature does not’, warned Pope Francis at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), as world leaders approved the much anticipated Rome Declaration on Nutrition and Framework for Action.
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has adopted the voluntary Principles for Responsible Investments in Agriculture and Food Systems during its 41st session, in a move which promises to advance efforts in achieving sustainable food and nutrition security for all humanity.
FAO’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva has called for a "paradigm shift’’ to lower the use of agricultural inputs, especially water and chemicals and thereby put agriculture, forestry and fisheries on a more sustainable and productive long-term path.