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High-Level Consultation on Hunger, Food Security and Nutrition in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

4 April 2013 | Madrid, Spain

Ban Ki-moon's remarksThe final meeting of the Post-2015 Thematic Consultation on Hunger, Food Security and Nutrition took place on 4 April 2013 in Madrid, Spain. This High-Level Consultation gathered representatives of UN Member States, non-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector, to discuss a vision for, and identify priority areas and building blocks related to, food security and nutrition in the post-2015 development agenda. The meeting formed part of the Global Thematic Consultations to inform the design of the post-2015 development agenda. This Consultation was co-led by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), and co-hosted by the Governments of Spain and Colombia.

During the meeting, participants: heard presentations on the process of the global consultation thus far; worked towards developing a comprehensive vision; developed building blocks for a global agenda on food security and nutrition; and held thorough discussions on the governance, accountability and means of implementation of a possible agenda. The meeting was concluded by an official hand-over of the Synthesis Report of the Global Consultation on Hunger, Food Security and Nutrition to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and final remarks by Ban and the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy.

A summary of the High-Level Consultation on Hunger, Food Security and Nutrition will be available on this webpage on 7 April 2013. For more background about the meeting and for information about the outcomes of the consultations, visit the World We Want website at:
Welcome Remarks, Introduction and Presentations
Miguel Ángel Arias Cañete
Miguel Ángel Arias Cañete, Minister of Agriculture, Spain
Patti Londoño
Patti Londoño, Vice-Minister of Multilateral Affairs, Colombia
José Manuel García-Margallo
José Manuel García-Margallo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spain
José Graziano da Silva
José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General
Amir Abdulla
Amir Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director, WFP
Kanayo Nwanze
Kanayo Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Yaya Olaniran
Yaya Olaniran, Chairman, Committee on World Food Security
Mary Robinson
Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice
Discussion Sessions
Room panorama

A panoramic view of the High-Level Consultation

Margaret Chan
Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
Nadine Heredia
Nadine Heredia, First Lady, Peru
David Nabarro
Discussion facilitator David Nabarro, UN Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition
Mahmoud Mohieldin
Mahmoud Mohieldin, Special Envoy on Millennium Development Goals, World Bank
José María Vera
José María Vera, CEO, Intermón-OXFAM
Jorge Stanley Icaza
Jorge Stanley Icaza, Continental Alliance for Food Sovereignty, Treaty Council
Javier Sánchez
Javier Sánchez, La Via Campesina, International Coordinating Committee
Shenggen Fan
Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute
Caroline Smith de Waal
Caroline Smith de Waal, President, International Association of Consumer Food Organisations
Vincent Rigby
Vincent Rigby, Strategic Policy and Performance Branch, CIDA, Canada
Luis Enrique Monterroso
Luis Enrique Monterroso, National Secretary for Food Security, Guatemala
Juan Carlos Lastiri Quirós
Juan Carlos Lastiri Quirós, Undersecretary of Planning and Evaluation, SEDESOL, México
Lona Stoll
Lona Stoll, Deputy Coordinator for Feed the Future, United States Agency for International Development
Hans Herren
Hans Herren, President, Millennium Institute
Agnes Kalibata
Agnes Kalibata, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda
Esther Penunia
Esther Penunia, Secretary-General, Asian Farmers' Association
Charlotte Hebebrand
Charlotte Hebebrand, Chairperson, International Agri-Food Network
Robert Carlson
Robert Carlson, President, World Farmers' Organisation
Sharon Dijksma
Sharon Dijksma, Minister for Agriculture, The Netherlands
Denise Dewar
Denise Dewar, Executive Director, CropLife International
Lapodini Marc Atouga
Lapodini Marc Atouga, Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources, Economic Community Of West African States
Elisha Aline
Elisha Aline, Program Manager, West African Network on Right to Food Secretariat
Puvan Selvanathan
Puvan Selvanathan, Head of Sustainable Agriculture, UN Global Compact
Jesús Gracia Aldaz
Jesús Gracia Aldaz, Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Latin America, Spain
The Way Forward: The Future Agenda
Helen Clark
Helen Clark, Administrator, UN Development Programme and Chair, UN Development Group
Amina J. Mohammed
Amina J. Mohammed, UN Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning
Final Ceremony
Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
Mariano Rajoy
Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister, Spain
Around the High-Level Consultation
Lunch Cocktails
Delegates enjoyed cocktails during the lunch break.
Amir Abdulla and David Nabarro
Amir Abdulla, WFP, and David Nabarro, UN Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition
Spanish government support team

The Spanish government support team posed for a group photo after the meeting.

Related Links
Funding for coverage of this Consultation has been provided by the
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Consultation resources

*Consultation website and background documents

*Proceedings of the e-consultation

*Co-Chair’s summary of the informal consultation with stakeholders of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

*Concept note

IISD RS resources

*Post-2015 Development Agenda Meeting Reporting

*SDG - A mailing list focused on internationally-relevant activities related to setting the post-2015 development agenda

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities
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