This September, multiple events around the U.N. General Assembly highlighted U.S. and global progress on food security and nutrition commitments. You'll find information on the events and resources for each below.
The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition: Progress and the Way Forward
The United States Government, along with other G8 members, co-hosted a side event at the United Nations General Assembly titled New Alliance: Progress and the Way Forward. Announced just before the 2012 G8 Summit at Camp David last May, the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is a commitment by G8 nations, African countries, and private sector partners to support agricultural development in Africa.
The event brought together representatives from New Alliance and G8 countries, as well as the private sector and civil society, to discuss progress on the New Alliance since May.
Feed the Future: Partnering with Civil Society
This year, at a side event during the 2012 U.N. General Assembly, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, along with government and civil society representatives, highlighted Feed the Future’s progress and the role that civil society organizations—as critical partners—play in that progress as we collectively work toward achieving sustainable food security. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof moderated two panels with government and civil society representatives.
Scaling Up Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days
The U.N. General Assembly held a high-level meeting on Scaling Up Nutrition on September 27. For more on the U.S. commitment to reducing undernutrition, read our article on nutrition highlights around the U.N. General Assembly.