The Nutrition for Growth Summit will be an important opportunity to set the world on a path to achieving the SDG targets – in particular, to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 and to strengthen the link between diet, food systems and health. The goal is to galvanize commitments from governments, civil society, the private sector, donor agencies and the UN to end malnutrition in all of its forms.
New date announced. The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will review the achievement and delivery of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. It is also anticipated that the final decision on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be taken, together with decisions on related topics including capacity building and resource mobilization.
Water: The Game Changer for Food Systems – a Global Summit Dialogue
UNFSS and UN Water are convening an online global dialogue on water on 27 April. This dialogue will explore the fundamental inter-connections between food systems and water systems, and their relations to other areas fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, such as energy, climate, and the environment. Join us from 14:00 CEST.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! The third Action Track 3 Public Forum will be looking at the importance of integration to achieve transformation, both with the other Action Tracks of the Summit and with other global agendas to achieve food security, reverse nature loss and mitigate climate change. You can contribute to the Forum by sharing your ideas and feedback on the Action Track's emerging game-changing propositions to transform our food systems; and whether you see major gaps, and other areas and opportunities to be considered. Join us from 14:00 CEST.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! By taking part in the third Action Track 2 Public Forum you will have the opportunity to hear how three work streams are advancing their work on Food Environments, Food Demand, and Food Waste. You can then contribute to the Forum by sharing your ideas and feedback on the Action Track's emerging game-changing propositions to transform our food systems; and whether you see major gaps, and other areas and opportunities to be considered. Join us from 15:00 CEST. Languages: EN, FR, ES.
The 2021 World Food Summit - Better Food for More People, will focus on how to establish pathways for game-changing innovations necessary for sustainable food system transformations. This Summit is a platform for key policymakers, academia, business and civil society leaders to contribute to the success of the forthcoming UN Food Systems Summit by providing input and showcasing examples that can lead to game-changing pathways.
Launch of the 2021 Global Food Policy Report: Transforming Food Systems After COVID-19
In the 2021 Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI researchers and experts explore the impacts of the pandemic and government policy responses to date, particularly for the poor and disadvantaged, and consider what it all means for transforming our food systems to be healthy, resilient, efficient, sustainable, and inclusive. At this launch event, speakers will share evidence on the impact of COVID-19, and discuss the way forward for food systems transformation. Join UNFSS at this event from 09:30 EDT.
Transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets and addressing key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition
This global webinar is being held as an input into the 2021 edition of "The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World". The webinar will explore what it takes to address key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition with coherent and complementary solutions that will lead to affordable healthy diets, sustainably and inclusively. Join from 14:30 CEST.
International Conference on Agricultural and Food Systems
The Conference in Venice, Italy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Agricultural and Food Systems. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Agricultural and Food Systems.
The Forum provides a global platform for a candid dialogue among Member States and young leaders from around the world on solutions to challenges affecting youth wellbeing. The discussions will be guided by the overall theme of the 2021 ECOSOC and HLPF “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development". Join from 09:00 EST.
Embracing the “Year of Action”, Mobilizing Our Sector: Panelists will describe the current state and innovative game changers making a difference, and will inspire to lead and step up and out in a time of action, and also identify ways to optimize your presence in the beginning of the Decade of Agriculture. How does this year of action and milestone moments matter? Working together with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action to ensure farmers and ranchers are involved in global and domestic climate and sustainability conversations is key. Join UNFSS at this event from 11:00 CDT.
Join this Public Forum with representatives from the Action Tracks and Food Systems Summit Dialogues to share progress and emerging ideas, and next steps in the Summit process. We will have a conversation about building frameworks for action as a part of the Summit engagement, and participants will be invited to reflect on current progress and share their thoughts and feedback. Join us from 13:30 CET.
The fifth SDG Global Festival of Action, powered by the UN SDG Action Campaign, finds new ways to inspire, mobilize and connect people and organizations to take action on the SDGs. In light of the pandemic, the Festival will be held in a dynamic virtual space with six different stages, featuring plenary sessions, lightning talks, performances, interactive workshops, exhibitions and a space to connect with leaders, changemakers, activists, private sector and more.
Building Food and Water Security in an Era of Climate Shocks
This session in UN DESA's Global Policy Dialogue Series will look at how climate change is affecting people’s access to water for sufficient, safe and nutritious food. Experts including farmers, entrepreneurs, and civil society representatives will bring forward ideas to improve agricultural resilience and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Join from 08:30 EDT.
The World Organic Forum 2021 is the starting signal for new cooperation to promote the regional implementation of SDGs and their exchange worldwide. The aim is to establish an international network of SDG regions. A broad number of regional initiatives from Germany and abroad will participate. Join UNFSS at this event from 14:00 CET.
This policy seminar will serve as a platform to discuss actionably, “game-changing” solutions to reduce food loss and waste on a global scale (SDG 12.3) and provide inputs to the Food Systems Summit agenda. The seminar is built around the Champions 12.3 Initiative and the Technical Platform for the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste. Join UNFSS at this event from 15:30 - 17:00 CET.
The Youth For Environment Education and Development Foundation (YFEED Foundation), Real Food Systems, Power Shift Nepal (PSN), and the Youth Focus Group on UNFSS at the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) are hosting a national virtual consultation to build youth engagement and support for the Food Systems Summit. Join from 14:00 Nepal Standard Time.
The Global Agriculture Innovation Forum is a joint undertaking between USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service and Purdue University’s Office of International Programs in Agriculture. The Forum will be valuable to entrepreneurs, producers, value-chain operators, service providers, and researchers, as well as donor agencies and implementing partners and will consist of a series of virtual events held throughout 2021. The first event titled Farms and Farmers of the Future is scheduled for 2 March 2021 from 15:00 - 16:30 CET.
Bring your voice to the Summit! Action Track 3 focuses on boosting nature-positive production systems at scale to globally meet the fundamental human right to healthy and nutritious food while operating within planetary boundaries. In this second Public Forum, we want to canvas our current thinking on our game-changing ideas, and create an opportunity for you to participate so that we can listen to your input and ideas. Join us from 14:00pm CET.