We need a new narrative that brings together health, food systems and human rights. Against the background of the World Health Assembly, and in support of the UN Food Systems Summit, WHO is opening a space for “Health talks” as an engaging opportunity to increase the awareness of people on how food systems and health are linked, and why food systems transformation is necessary to achieve health and well-being for all. Register to find out more.
The 48th Plenary of CFS will take place virtually on Friday, 4 June 2021, and will feature ten side events organized by its partners. Eight of these side events will be held on Thursday 3 June with the other two scheduled for Friday 4 June. These side events will focus on agroecology, innovation, the role of the private sector in agroecology, youth and much more. Webcast services will be available - join in from 09:00 CEST.
Food for All: Food conflicts and the future of food systems
The Secretariat of State of the Holy See, the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to FAO, IFAD & WFP, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and the Vatican COVID-19 Commission alongside its partners working in food security, have launched a series of webinars entitled Food for Life, Food Justice, Food for All. The webinar on May 31, cohosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, and titled “Food for All: Food conflicts and the future of food systems”, will explore different responses to food conflicts, and how the Church can best contribute and collaborate to address hunger and food inequality around the world.
Food from the ocean, rivers and lakes - essential for our food systems
This Global Dialogue aims to address the concept that a healthy ocean means healthy people – the ocean and other aquatic ecosystems are fragile but have the potential to be pillars of local food systems if those systems are transformed to be more sustainable, nature-positive and accessible. This Dialogue is being co-convened by Special Envoy of the UN Food Systems Summit, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson, FOA, UN Foundation, and Norway.
During this Forum, representatives from each of the five Action Tracks and the Summit Dialogues will share progress of idea-generation, and next steps in the Summit process. The conversation will focus on the emerging Action Areas and Solution Clusters with an invitation for participating in and building coalitions as a part of the Summit and post-Summit engagement. Participants will also be invited to reflect on progress and provide feedback. Join us from 14:00 CEST.
Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Independent Dialogues
To ensure small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the globe are engaged with the UN Food Systems Summit, a series of virtual SME-focused Independent Summit Dialogues have been organized at regional levels to hear from all types of SMEs contributing to our food systems. Join in from May 26 - June 17.
Join the global launch of the initiative 'Youth #Act4Food #Act4Change' in support of the Summit's Good Food For All. In the event, the youth champions will introduce the pledge, the website, and explain the idea behind the campaign. This is an interactive session where the youth champions will answer questions from the audience. Join from 14:00 CEST.
In the lead-up to the Summit, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has arranged a symposium where speakers will discuss high-impact innovations that are radically transforming food systems for the better. Game-changing innovations and high-impact solutions have the potential to radically transform the food system into a more sustainable, inclusive, nutritious and resilient one. Join from 17:00 CEST.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Action Track 5 focuses on building resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stresses, and is proposing actions to ensure that food systems can maintain functionality, recover from the effects of harmful events, and improve to a better-off state. You can contribute to this third Public Forum by sharing your ideas and feedback on the Action Track's emerging game-changing propositions to transform our food systems, and to highlight major gaps and other areas and opportunities to be considered. Join us from 16:00 CEST.
The Producer Public Forums aim at updating producers across the globe of latest Summit progress; seeking inputs and recommendations on emerging solution areas from producers; and mobilizing their participation in the upcoming producer-focused dialogues. Participants will be invited to reflect on current progress and share their thoughts and feedback. Three forums will take place from May 5 to 7 to accommodate different time zones.
Gathering youth voices from around the world, the Global Youth Summit Dialogue - Good Food For All invites a curated group of 100 youth for a discussion on the future of our food systems. The Dialogue aims to gather and discuss a range of ideas as well as trigger a series of conversations thereafter to drive local action. Join us by watching live from 15:00 CEST.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Action Track 1 strives to identify game-changing ideas to transform food systems and achieve the goal of ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all. This third Public Forum will focus on the role UN Member States can play in relation to the game-changing ideas this Action Track is developing. You are welcome to contribute. Join us from 14:00 CEST. Languages: EN, FR, ES.
Best Small Business: Good Food for All - Competition Launch
The UN Food Systems Summit competition ‘Best Small Business: Good Food for All’ will identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises from across the world transforming food systems for a better tomorrow. Running from April 29 to June 4, the Summit will spotlight winners as the “Best 50 Small Businesses: Good Food for All”, as well as a share of US$100,000 in prize money.
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 to highlight major gaps and other areas and opportunities to be considered. Join us from 14:00 CEST.
Indigenous Peoples’ agency to contribute to Action Track 3 and 4 game-changing initiatives
This side event at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), supported by IFAD, FAO and WFP, brought stakeholders together to share examples on how Indigenous Peoples’ agency is supported and how it contributes to sustainable food systems; highlight Indigenous Peoples’ game-changing solutions identified within the UN Food Systems Summit; explore how the Summit outcomes can catalyze action on the ground and foster coalition building to support Indigenous Peoples and their knowledge systems.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Action Track 4 is concentrating on the livelihoods at the various points within food systems - from the small-scale farmer to the retailer - and how we advance equity throughout. You can contribute to this third Public Forum by sharing your ideas and feedback on the Action Track's emerging game-changing propositions to transform our food systems, and to highlight 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.