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2019 High Level Dinner: Multistakeholder Partnerships to Finance and Improve Food Security and Nutrition in the framework of the 2030 Agenda
The High Level Dinner (HLD) provides a forum for senior leadership from the private sector and civil society to interact with Ambassadors, leaders and Permanent Representatives to the Rome-based agencies to discuss current opportunities and challenges in the context of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS). This year, the conversation focused on “Multistakeholder Partnerships to Finance and Improve Food Security and Nutrition in the framework of the 2030 Agenda”. A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.
The 2019 High Level Dinner encouraged delegations to promote – and create - effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.
This year’s HLD was hugely successful, bringing together over 200 guests, including Ambassadors, Representatives of CFS Member States, UN agencies, NGOs, and companies, as well as the Director General of FAO, Dr. Qu Dongyu and the Chair of the CFS, H.E Mario Arvelo of the Dominican Republic.