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.
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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.
With this year seeing the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit and the first UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy in 40 years, now is the time to ensure that the next decade is defined by close collaboration between the energy and food sectors.
Consuming a healthy diet from pre-birth to the last days of life is vital to prevent all forms of malnutrition as well as diabetes, cancers and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). A new WHO action frameworkaims to increase the availability of healthy food through setting nutrition criteria for food served and sold in public settings.
The Food Systems Summit is becoming a reality, not just as a point in time in September 2021, but as a year-long global engagement process to bring solutions to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals. The Summit Community is now live -join the conversation and make your voice heard.
In this seminar, Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata will lay out the emerging vision for how the Food Systems Summit can empower people to leverage food systems as accelerators of progress to realize the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She will share the latest progress, as well as reflect on what she identifies as the critical needs in 2021 in order to deliver on the Summit’s promise. Join UNFSS at this event from 17:15pm UTC.
Exploring the latest research and policy related advances with a “real-world” lens, this high-level event will mobilise dialogue across multiple perspectives to achieve greater alignement and action, and make a significant contribution to the debate on both where to put combined efforts and how to strengthen science-policy linkages towards the UN Food Systems Summit and beyond. Hosted by the Government of France, join UNFSS at this event from 10:00 - 16:30 CET.
The CFS 47 Plenary session will be held on 8 - 11 February 2021 with the theme "Making a difference in food security and nutrition”. To enrich and complement the CFS 47 and to give its partners and stakeholders an opportunity to highlight their work, CFS will organize 12 virtual side events over the four days – 3 per day, in parallel during the lunch break. Join UNFSS at this event.