Upcoming Events

Together for the 2030 Agenda: Partnering for Women, Children and Adolescents, to Thrive and Transform the World

You are cordially invited to the event Together for the 2030 Agenda: Partnering for Women, Children and Adolescents, to Thrive and Transform the World, on Tuesday 20th September from 11am-1pm EST at Room CR3, United Nations Headquarters, New York.

The event is co-organized by Every Woman Every Child (EWEC), the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement, the Zero Hunger Challenge(ZHC) together with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and Sanitation and Water for All (SWA).

Please note that you must register for this event by Thursday 15 September. Everyone, including UN staff members, must register for a pass for this event.

Please register here or by clicking the image below. For more information, contact martin34@un.org. Details are also available in French and Spanish.

We look forward to celebrating #2030together and would be delighted if you could join us.

This event will be webcast at webtv.un.org.

Webinar: Promoting Sustainable Food Systems, from Production to Consumption

June 1, 2016

Webinar hosted by UN Global Compact on how businesses can help support the delivery of Zero Hunger for all, by contributing to the promotion and creation of sustainable food systems.

Transforming our Food Systems to Transform our World: The Zero Hunger Challenge & the Sustainable Development Agenda (April 21)

  • Date: 21 April, 2016
  • Time: 10-11:30
  • Location: Conference Room 5, United Nations Headquarters
  • Coordinators: Executive Office of the Secretary-General and Brookings Institution





The round-table discussion showcased pathways to transform and benchmark food systems, from production to consumption, through individual and collective action. It considered how investments in food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture can pay dividends across the whole of the 2030 Agenda, beyond SDG2: actively contributing to ending poverty, delivering equality and safeguarding the planet. Bringing together stakeholders from different parts of the food and agriculture value chain, the group explored the experience of effective and innovative multi-stakeholder stewardship models, taking into account the importance of evidence-based frameworks that consider needs, policies and resources. The round-table will discussed how supporters, participants and champions of the Zero Hunger Challenge can mobilize political leadership and coordinate action to deliver sustainable, inclusive and resilient food and nutrition systems.

Download PDF with detailed information about the event here

For more on the PGA’s High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the SDGs, visit here.

Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger

September 26, 2015

High Level Side Event | United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda

Brought together some of the world’s freshest thinkers to discuss how we reach our global goal to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition as well as promoting sustainable agriculture.

Full List of Speakers and more information available here.
Watch the event video here

Download PDF

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Delivering Zero Hunger – Demonstrating Impact (September 25, 2014)

Date: September 25, 2014 
Time: 13:15 – 14:30
Location: Conference Room 4 (GAB), United Nations Headquarters

The Zero Hunger Challenge is the United Nations Secretary-General’s vision for a future without hunger.

The Delivering Zero Hunger – Demonstrating Impact High Level Event provided a platform for Zero Hunger champions to benchmark transformative partnerships, showcase innovative actions, and announce new commitments.


His Excellency Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands;

His Excellency Charles Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland;

Her Excellency Rosario Robles Berlanga, Secretary of Social Development of Mexico;

Mr José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO;

Mr Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD; and

Ms Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of WFP

A conversation to help move our world toward a future without hunger.



Stay tuned for future events and meetings.

In the meanwhile check out our Advocacy Calendar for activities taking place around the world.


Webinar: Ending rural poverty: how to double small producer income and productivity?

6 October, 2016 | 9-10:30am EST

UN Global Compact

Convened in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge as the second in a series of Global Dialogues on food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture, this webinar featured expert and practitioner insights on ending rural poverty through sustainable livelihoods and decent rural employment. A multi-stakeholder discussion identified&nbspkey areas where business can have a positive impact, and ways in which companies, individually or in partnership, can support small-scale food producers to double their income and productivity and sustainably feed a growing population.

See the FAQ for more information. | Visit the event page.

Pathways to Zero Hunger | 71st UNGA High Level Side Event

September 22, 2016 | 1:15-2:30pm | ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets us on a path for comprehensive, integrated and universal transformation. The Sustainable Development Goals will not be achieved without ending hunger and malnutrition, or in the absence of sustainable, inclusive and resilient, climate-compatible agriculture and food systems that encompass both rural and urban areas. At the same time, advances across the 2030 Agenda will be essential to achieving a Zero Hunger world.

The Zero Hunger Challenge was launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012. The ZHC reflects five elements from within the SDGs, which taken together, can end hunger, eliminate all forms of malnutrition and build inclusive and sustainable food systems. The Global Movement for Zero Hunger offers a platform to accelerate global action, bringing together all stakeholders to communicate the importance of inclusive, productive, sustainable and resilient food and agriculture systems to deliver on the promise of the 2030 Agenda. It also serves to amplify collective action to ensure food security and nutrition for all people.

Leaving no one behind requires a new holistic vision, urgent action and new ways of working together. The vision must bridge the gaps between humanitarian and development approaches to address protracted crises and promote the self-reliance of displaced populations. Meeting humanitarian needs must go hand in hand with reducing risk and vulnerability and investing in the longer-term development of communities. Transforming food systems and boosting the resilience of people and their communities are the key to the sustainable eradication of hunger and malnutrition.

The “Pathways to Zero Hunger” event showcased concrete transformations in food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture that directly contribute to the delivery of the 2030 Agenda and build on complementarities among development partners and synergies across the Sustainable Development Goals to leave no one behind. The event galvanized and maintain momentum for the Global Movement for Zero Hunger by bringing together leaders dedicated to putting the 2030 Agenda into action from across the international community.

WATCH THE FULL EVENT: webtv.un.org

Joint Press Release from FAO, IFAD and WFP.

Opening by: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Ambassador Peter Thomson. With remarks by the President of Togo, H.E. Mr. Faure Gnassingbé and President of Ghana, H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama.

Moderator: Dr. David Nabarro, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda and Climate Change.

Speakers and special guests included:

  • Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
  • H.E. Ms. Susana Malcorra, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
  • H.E. Mr. Vincenzo Amendola, Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Italy
  • Mr. José Graziano da Silva, Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Ms. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme
  • Ms. Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
  • Ms. Bettina Prato, Senior Global Engagement Specialist, International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • Mr. Jeff Seabright, Chief Sustainabilty Officer, Unilever
  • Mr. Dan Barber, Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns
  • Ms. Alaa Murabit, Founder - Voice of Libyan Women, and SDG Advocate
  • Ms. Monica Musonda, CEO, Java Foods
  • Ms. Rita Kimani, a UN Young Leader for the SDGs

Inquiries: cunhai@un.org