SDG Summit Week Side-Session: Achieving SDG2

  • Overview

    Robust local and global food systems are comprised of strong, viable farming communities supported by domestic SMEs. How will the private sector, both small and large businesses, contribute to empowering farmers?

    This two-session event will review how empowering grower-communities advances national food security and promotes sustainable agriculture. Built on the Food and Agriculture Business Principles framework, the sessions will introduce a global registry for actors contributing to food security, as well as focus on how business is working to help governments deliver food security policy in the ASEAN region.

    The event is co-organized by the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the UN and WTO, and the UN Global Compact in association with Women in Parliament and other partners.


    Session 1: Achieving SDG2 Through National Strategies for Farmer Empowerment and Inclusive Business
    10.00am – 11.30am, Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters
    How are governments, farmers and businesses collaborating innovatively to develop economic, social and environmentally sustainable agriculture?

    Session 2: Achieving SDG2 in ASEAN - Regional Food Security Strategy and Public- Private Partnerships
    11.30am – 1.00pm, Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters
    Showcasing the synergy between business and government in the ASEAN region to enable practice to support policy to achieve regional food security.


    United Nations Global Compact

    Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is a both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. As a multi-stakeholder leadership initiative, it seeks to align business operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals. With 7,000 corporate signatories in 135 countries, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.

    UN Global Compact

    International Trade Centre

    ITC's mission is to foster sustainable economic development and contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals in developing countries and transition economies through trade and international business development.