Organized by the UN Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with the Government of the Italian Republic, with the support of the Emilia-Romagna Region and the Municipality of Parma, the World Forum will analyze the linkages between food, culture and society, as well as the evolving landscape of food security and food systems, and their pivotal role for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Forum will bring together approximately 150 participants – including practitioners, international experts, government representatives, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – to explore innovative pathways to achieve the SDGs through five panel discussions focusing on: cultural heritage and food: the foundations of cultural identity; culture for the socio-economic development of urban and rural areas: new cultural policies; education and sustainability: vocational training and new jobs; science and research: biodiversity, food security and innovation for the planet; and the example of UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy.
dates: 12-13 September 2019
location: Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
e-mail: [email protected]