The 2021 Food Systems Summit
The Secretary-General will convene this Summit to launch bold new actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food, delivering progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Photo Secretary-General António Guterres

It is unacceptable that hunger is on the rise at a time when the world wastes more than 1 billion tonnes of food every year. It is time to change how we produce and consume, including to reduce greenhouse emissions. Transforming food systems is crucial for delivering all the Sustainable Development Goals. As a human family, a world free of hunger is our imperative.

Secretary-General António Guterres

We can build a just and resilient world where no one is left behind

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Global science experts convene for inaugural UN Food Systems Summit meeting

The first meeting of the UN Food Systems Summit’s Scientific Group has taken place. This Group of leading experts from across diverse disciplines including natural sciences, agronomy, ecology, natural resources, nutrition, and social sciences will inform the Summit’s content.

‘Hunger is a solvable problem’: UN envoy’s plan to transform food systems for all

In an interview with UN News, Agnes Kalibata outlined her vision for a transformed international system that is more resilient, fairer, and less harmful to the planet.

UN Chief and Special Envoy urge action to avoid global food emergency amid COVID-19

This “global food emergency” could see a doubling of the number of hungry people around the world.


Voices of Food Systems Live

Join a global discussion with celebrity chefs, indigenous peoples, youth climate activists, small farmer businesswomen, and everyone in between, on how we must transform our food systems.

International Day of Food Loss and Waste

The day is intended to raise awareness of efforts to end the loss and waste of food, one of the key indicators of UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.

Committee on World Food Security

This event will assess the global food security situation; examine the food-related impacts of COVID-19 and discuss the draft CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition.

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