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Summary of OECD/Italian UNGA Side Event on PCD and Global Food Security

The OECD, together with Italy, organised a Side Event on PCD and Global Food Security in the context of the UN General Assembly’s Special Events towards achieving the MDGs on Post-2015.

On Tuesday 24 September 2013, representatives from governments, international organisations, private sector, civil society, advocacy groups and post-2015 alliances from different parts of the world shared views and experiences on how collective action and more coherent policies can lead to improvements in global food security. The purpose of this multi-stakeholder dialogue was to inform discussions in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda, particularly on the role that policy coherence for development (PCD) can play as a key policy tool for achieving food security.

This event was the first in a series of multistakeholder events organised by the PCD Unit of the OECD, to discuss the new PCD narrative in the context of the post-2015 debate, and to convene stakeholders to discuss the importance of coherent policies to achieve a world without hunger.

The next discussion will be held during the European Development Days, on Wednesday, 27 November, to present the PCD narrative and role in the post-2015 world, discuss indicators for measuring food security and PCD, present the Finnish pilot project on coherent policies for global food security, and to put OECD's policy research, as well as PCD and policies, in the European and internatonal context.

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