1. Permanent centre
Based on the conclusions and needs that were clearly identified with FAO and in the meetings, congresses and the mayors’ summit of October 2017, the objective is to transform the city of València into a leading hub for these issues through the creation of a permanent centre with FAO’s technical support in order to gather together all the available knowledge and apply, replicate, enhance and disseminate solutions.
2. Education and dissemination
Promote and encourage communication, raise awareness, educate and inform about important global issues associated with food, and particularly healthy and sustainable food systems in cities.
3. Resource coordination
Promote and coordinate the resources – both public and private – of administrations, United Nations agencies, foundations, universities and the private sector to develop projects, programmes, grants and exhibitions and implement solutions for the achievement of processes designed to consolidate sustainable food systems in cities.
4. Good practices
Compile, archive and disseminate good practices in cities in the processes of consolidating sustainable, healthy, local and seasonal food systems. Examples of the fight against climate change. Fight against hunger and poverty, and food sovereignty.
5. Connect cities
Connect cities through pioneering initiatives, technology transfer processes, development, cooperation and agroecology and ecological and sustainable fishing models.
6. Technology partners
Identify technology partners and partnerships in the private sector for creating projects and programmes designed to promote and raise awareness of healthy and sustainable food processes in cities, the fight against hunger, nutrition, etc.
7. Interaction and communication
Encourage interaction and communication between the departments involved with these issues in the world’s cities and regions and FAO and the United Nations agencies dealing with these matters.
8. Analyse actions and results
Unify, monitor and analyse the actions and results obtained in the cities in the three major United Nations strategies for these questions:
- Sustainable Development Goals. 2030 Agenda.
- United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition.
- New Urban Agenda.
9. Political action
Implement the commitments made in the Rome Declaration on Nutrition through cities and regions – the true agents of political action. Support and catalyse nutritional initiatives and investments and help cities meet specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound commitments.
10. Harmonise and encourage civil society
Harmonise and encourage civil society, the private sector, universities and local and regional authorities around the world to fulfil their political undertakings to consider the establishment of sustainable and healthy food systems based on citizens’ rights and the commitment to future generations and the fragility of our ecosystems.