The UN system will address key issues for the post-pandemic time during the Brazil Africa Forum 2020
Focused on promoting dialogues that are aligned with the most current issues on the global agenda, the Brazil Africa Forum 2020 brings important representatives of the United Nations to deepen urgent debates. Institutions such as WHO, IFAD, and the Food Systems Summit will be involved in the discussions throughout the 3rd and 4th of November.
With the needs for overcoming the challenges of the pandemic as his central theme, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, will address the characteristics of the current moment that the world faces, with emphasis on international cooperation and the importance of strengthening health systems.
With the crisis, issues such as food production and the eradication of hunger become even more a priority. The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to the Food Systems Summit, Agnes Kalibata, will participate in the panel “Food Systems After the Pandemic: Rethinking Production and Consumption to Ensure Sustainable Development”.
Aligned with the topic of food systems, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gilbert Houngbo, will also be at the event. He will have the opportunity to be interviewed about the connection between poverty, health, agriculture, and cooperation as a fundamental factor in facing future crises.
The Brazil Africa 2020 Forum will also count on the participation of other agents of the UN system, focused on central discussions at global level