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Food Systems Summit 2021

Food Systems Summit 2021

Food Systems Summit 2021 will be convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 on 5- 7 May 2021 in virtual format. The Summit will awaken the world to the fact that we all must work together to transform the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food.

Why food systems?

  • The term “food system” refers to the constellation of activities involved in producing, processing, transporting and consuming food. The health of our food systems profoundly affects the health of our bodies, as well as the health of our environment, our economies and our cultures. When they function well, food systems have the power to bring us together as families, communities and nations.

  • But too many of the world’s food systems are fragile, unexamined and vulnerable to collapse, as millions of people around the globe have experienced first-hand during the COVID-19 crisis. When our food systems fail, the resulting disorder threatens our education, health and economy, as well as human rights, peace and security. As in so many cases, those who are already poor or marginalized are the most vulnerable.

What does the Summit aim to achieve?

  • Generate significant action and measurable progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Summit will succeed in identifying solutions and leaders, and issuing a call for action at all levels of the food system, including national and local governments, companies and citizens.

  • Develop principles to guide governments and other stakeholders looking to leverage their food systems to support the SDGs. These principles will set an optimistic and encouraging vision in which food systems play a central role in building a fairer, more sustainable world.

  • Raise awareness and elevate public discussion about how reforming our food systems can help us all to achieve the SDGs by implementing reforms that are good for people and planet.

  • Create a system of follow-up and review to ensure that the Summit’s outcomes continue to drive new actions and progress. This system will allow for the sharing of experiences, lessons and knowledge, it will also measure and analyze the Summit’s impact.

For other details, please contact:

Event Name: Food Systems Summit 2021
Website: https://www.un.org/en
Date: 5- 7 May 2021

United Nations

Registration Link:
https://www.un.org/en/food-systems-summit/event/producer-public-forums

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