Based on the conclusions and needs which have been clearly identified by the FAO, in the meetings, congresses and Mayors’ Summit of October 2017, one of the main objectives is to make the city of València a reference centre for these issues through a permanent centre backed by the technical support of the FAO that allows the available knowledge to be brought together, and solutions to be applied, replicated, promoted and disseminated.
To promote and encourage communication, awareness-raising, education and dissemination of the important issues that are linked to food, especially the healthy and sustainable food systems in cities.
Education and dissemination
To promote and coordinate public and private resources of local authorities, United Nations agencies, foundations, universities and the private sector for the development of projects and programmes, scholarships, exhibitions and the implementation of solutions for the completion of processes in order to consolidate sustainable food systems in the cities.
To collect, document and disseminate good practices in cities in process of consolidating their sustainable, healthy, local and seasonal food systems. Examples of the fight against climate change, the fight against hunger and poverty and food sovereignty.
To connect cities via pioneering initiatives, technology transfer processes, development, agro-ecological cooperation and models and environmentally friendly and sustainable fishing.
To identify technological partners and partnerships in the private sector in order to carry out projects and programmes related to the implementation and awareness-raising of healthy and sustainable food processes in cities, the fight against hunger, nutrition, etc.
Interaction and communication
To encourage interaction and communication between the departments related to these issues in cities and regions of the world, with the FAO and with the United Nations entities related to these issues.
To unify, monitor and analyse the actions and results obtained in each of the cities as a result of the three major United Nations framework programmes which have been implemented to deal with these issues:
- Sustainable Development Goals. 2030 Agenda
- United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025
- New Urban Agenda
Analysis of actions and results
To implement through the cities and regions, true agents of political action, the commitments assumed in the Rome Declaration on Nutrition. To support and catalyse nutrition initiatives and investments, helping cities to meet specific, measurable, achievable and relevant commitments which are subject to deadlines.
To harmonise and encourage civil society, the private sector, universities and local and regional authorities anywhere in the world to fulfil their political commitments with regards to the establishment of sustainable and healthy food systems based on the rights of citizens, the commitment to the future generation and the fragility of our ecosystems.