Wednesday, 9 June 2021
The health and nutrition implications of livestock-derived foods in sustainable healthy diets are complex and highly context-specific. They also vary depending on gender, stage of the lifecycle, commodity and production methods. The new UN Nutrition discussion paper unpacks this complexity and explores the interface between livestock-derived foods, human health and the environment.
The event will be part of the WHO Health talks in contribution to the Food Systems Summit Dialogues. Speakers from various UN agencies as well as ILRI, Washington University, UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 2 and the private sector will share their views and react to the main findings of the discussion paper. The discussion will provide an opportunity to unpack the health benefits and risks as well as opportunities and potential trade-offs associated with sustainable production and consumption of livestock products.
Naoko Yamamoto, UN Nutrition Chair and Assistant Director General for Universal Health Coverage, WHO
Jimmy Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
- Lora Iannotti, Associate Professor, Washington University
- Joyce Njoro, Lead Technical Nutrition Specialist, IFAD and member of UN Nutrition Steering Committee
- Grainne Moloney, Senior Advisor, Early Childhood Nutrition, UNICEF
- Emma Naluyima Mugerwa, Innovative Farmer, One Acre Limited
- Lana Weidgenant, AT2 Youth Vice Chair
- Martina Otto, Head of cities and lifestyle, UN Environment and member of UN Nutrition Steering Committee