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.

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The success of the Food Systems Summit depends on the engagement of citizens all over the world. You can convene an Independent Dialogue and contribute directly to the Summit’s ambitious vision and objectives.

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The Community platform is open to everyone with an interest in contributing to transforming food systems. Gather with like-minded people to lend your ideas to the discussion. Follow the Action Tracks and much more!

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Global food systems can only be truly transformed with a people’s summit

In this opinion piece for Devex, UN Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata discusses how food systems can be transformed by sharing platforms, ideas, and learnings on a global level.

Podcast: Finding the Thing You Love

Agnes Kalibata, UN Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit, shares her remarkable story, and discusses how an encounter during her Ph.D led to her becoming the former Minister of Agriculture in Rwanda and why it’s so important to build resilience around climate change at this year’s Food System Summit.

Breaking the vicious circle of hunger and conflict

At this challenging time, we must not forget how important the world’s 500 million small-scale farms are for building global peace and food security. The Food Systems Summit will be an opportunity to lay the foundations for the sustainable food systems of the future —and the peace and prosperity of future generations depend upon it.

Events

Nepal Food Systems Youth Dialogue

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.

How to Incentivize Food Loss and Waste Reduction

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.

UN Biodiversity Conference

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.

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