SDSN Commemorates International Year of Millets 2023 Webinar Series

Created on 10 May 2023

WB_ICSD2022Source: SDSN Global Photo


The United Nations declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets (IYM 2023). The objective of IYM 2023 is to raise awareness of, and direct policy attention to, the socio-cultural, nutritional, and environmental benefits of millet cultivation. The Year will also promote their potential to provide new sustainable market opportunities for producers and consumers.

To celebrate the IYM 2023, the SDSN will host a webinar series and photography contest to highlight the many culinary uses of millet. Speakers will share the history, sustainability and nutritional benefits of millets and demonstrate various millet recipes. Below are the details:

Webinar Series

Date & Time (HKT) Venue Event

9 June 2023 (Friday)
5:00 pm


Webinar 1: History of Millet

7 July 2023 (Friday)
1:00 am


Webinar 2: Sustainability of Millet

10 August 2023 (Thursday)
10:00 pm


Webinar 3: Nutritional Benefits of Millet

Youth Photography Contest

From 1 June 2023 to 31 August 2023, the SDSN invites youth to submit photos of millet. Submissions will be received on Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtags #IYM2023 and #MyMillet, and tagging @UNSDSN. The contest will be open to youth, ages 16 to 30, from anywhere in the world.

Details of the SDSN Commemorates International Year of Millets 2023 Webinar Series and Youth Photography Contest can be found on the SDSN Global.