Towards a road to sustainable and resilient recovery in mountains
Thursday, 8 July 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Venue (NY Time)

Side Event

The Permanent Mission of Kyrgyzstan to the UN in partnership with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mountain Partnership

Background:
The High-level Political Forum 2021 theme will be "Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development".

This side event aims to contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 1 on no poverty, 2 on zero hunger, 3 on good health and well-being, 8 on decent work and economic growth, 10 on reduced inequalities, 12 on responsible consumption and production, 13 on climate action and 17 on partnerships.

The main objectives for the event are to:
  • advocate for policies that support food security, poverty reduction and sustainable food systems in mountains, including those associated with family farming and traditional crops and diets, by recognizing their global importance for biodiversity conservation;
  • launch and spotlight examples of the FAO publication Mountain farming systems – seeds for the future on agroecology in mountains for more resilient agricultural and food systems;
  • share and build upon initiatives related to innovation and the diversification of mountain livelihoods to safeguard decent work opportunities, particularly for women and youth in rural areas; and
  • explore how to promote innovative partnerships and collaboration with the private sector to increase funds for achieving the SDGs and addressing the COVID-19 crisis and aftermath in mountains.

  • United Nations