"The UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, Parma, will host the first UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Food: Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Development, to promote the contribution of culture and food to environmental preservation, as well as strengthening social cohesion through the safeguarding of cultural traditions and know-how, from 12 to 13 September.
The Forum will provide a platform for dialogue in five discussion panels that will bring together some 150 international experts, academics and food industry practitioners, alongside representatives of governments and intergovernmental organizations, as well as NGOs. They will examine ways in which culture and food can contribute to the achievement of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Along the way, they will explore the interaction between culture and food, and the impact of both on societies and the environment, with particular attention to societal and climate change, poverty reduction and education for sustainable development."
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