The UN Food Systems Summit served as a historic opportunity to empower all people to leverage the power of food systems to drive our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and get us back on track to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
Over the past 18 months, the Summit has brought together all UN Member States and constituencies around the world – including thousands of youth, food producers, Indigenous Peoples, civil society, researchers, private sector, and the UN system – to bring about tangible, positive changes to the world’s food systems. As a people’s summit and a solutions summit, it has recognized that everyone, everywhere must take action and work together to transform the way the world produces, consumes, and thinks about food.
“Food systems have incredible power to end hunger, build healthier lives, and sustain our beautiful planet.“Agnes Kalibata People’s Plenary, Special Envoy
The Summit culminated this inclusive global process, offering a catalytic moment for public mobilization and actionable commitments by heads of state and government and other constituency leaders to take this agenda forward. Through this people’s summit, the UN reaffirmed its commitment to promote human rights for all and ensure everyone, everywhere has the opportunity to participate.
Ahead of the Summit, the project organized a webinar on April 13rd, bringing together over 300 participants around high level panelists. It focused on exploring pathways for convergence between the agri-food systems and biodiversity agendas, the webinar represented an original moment to bring together two communities for common ambitions in the pivotal year of 2021. This event highlighted how this unprecedented opportunity had the potential to lead to more inclusive, effective and coordinated solutions that positively impact nature, climate, food security and health.
Watch UN Food System Summit video on Transforming food systems to achieve the SDGs:
Watch the webinar teaser here:
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