Events

From educational webinars to global summits, events related to our food systems provide opportunities for learning and conversations to move us toward action. 

 

Launch of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 (SOFI 2021) report presents the first evidence-based global assessment of chronic food insecurity in the year the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and spread across the globe. The report will also focus on complementary food system solutions that address the key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition, and will be presented by the FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. Join in from 10:00 EDT.

Pre-Summit

The Pre-Summit will set the stage for the culminating global event in September by bringing together diverse actors from around the world to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event, which is open to all who would like to participate, will take a hybrid format, with an in-person component complemented by a vast virtual programme and platform. Join us from 9:00 CEST.

Pre-Summit | Affiliated Sessions

The Pre-Summit includes an additional programme of affiliated sessions which will serve a key complementary role in bringing out additional valuable ideas and offering a platform to convene actors around the world to ensure more voices and ideas are heard, and more actors are thinking about how to take action in their own contexts. The Pre-Summit will run over three days from 9:00-19:30 CEST, and there are three time blocks for parallel affiliated sessions in the morning, mid-day, and evening.

06 Jul 2021
14:00 to 16:00
Virtual
Summit Dialogues, UNFSS

Trade, an essential piece of the food systems puzzle

This Global Summit Dialogue on Trade will be co-organised by the Special Envoy of the UN Food Systems Summit, Dr. Agnes Kalibata and the World Trade Organisation. The Dialogue will discuss how the trading system can best be reformed to address the food needs of tomorrow, and support sustainable development as called for by the Preamble to the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the WTO. Watch on UNFSS YouTube from 14:00 CEST here.

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08 Jul 2021 to 09 Jul 2021
08:00 to 17:00
Virtual
Scientific Group

Summit Science Days

Recognizing the pivotal role of science, technology and innovation for food systems transformation, the Science Days, organized by the Scientific Group of the UN Food Systems Summit and facilitated and hosted by FAO, offer an important opportunity to support the agenda setting process with scientific evidence and perspectives.

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12 Jul 2021
10:00
Virtual
Commentary

Launch of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 (SOFI 2021) report presents the first evidence-based global assessment of chronic food insecurity in the year the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and spread across the globe. The report will also focus on complementary food system solutions that address the key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition, and will be presented by the FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. Join in from 10:00 EDT.

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12 Jul 2021
12:00
Virtual
Summit Dialogues, UNFSS

Farmers, Fishers, Pastoralists and other Producers

This Global Summit Dialogue with Farmers, Fishers, Pastoralists and other Producers will build upon the outcomes of a series of producer-led Independent Summit Dialogues and will examine the challenges, contributions, responsibilities, and expectations of producers in transforming our food systems with regards to nutrition, climate, biodiversity, livelihoods, resilience, and other areas. Watch the opening session live on Facebook from 12:00 CEST here.

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12 Jul 2021
14:00 to 16:00
Virtual
UNFSS

Civil Society Public Forum

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 Pre-Summit and beyond. Participants will also be invited to reflect on progress and provide feedback. Join us from 14:00 CEST. 

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14 Jul 2021
19:30
Virtual
Community

Building a more resilient food system with technology

The pandemic has shone a light on how fragile and intertwined our global agri-food supply chain is, making it even more pressing to push for food systems innovation and change. Can we leverage technology to build a more resilient food system that feeds more people and feeds them better? Hosted by Pinduoduo, this inaugural forum will convene experts from around the world to share their insights and spark collaboration. Join us from 19:30 CST.

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15 Jul 2021
14:30 to 16:30
Virtual
Levers of Change, UNFSS

Finance Public Forum

The Finance Lever of the Summit aims to develop the financial system architecture and funding mechanisms (both public and private) to support the goals of a higher performing, more resilient and equitable food system. The Finance Public Forum is a valuable opportunity to secure input on current progress and emerging pieces of thought leadership, to profile promising solutions that could be replicated and scaled, and to identify opportunities to fill gaps and work together. Join us from 14:30 CEST.

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26 Jul 2021 to 28 Jul 2021
09:00 to 17:00
Rome (with Virtual Platform)
UNFSS

Pre-Summit

The Pre-Summit will set the stage for the culminating global event in September by bringing together diverse actors from around the world to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event, which is open to all who would like to participate, will take a hybrid format, with an in-person component complemented by a vast virtual programme and platform. Join us from 9:00 CEST.

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26 Jul 2021 to 28 Jul 2021
13:30 to 14:30
Virtual
UNFSS

Pre-Summit | Affiliated Sessions

The Pre-Summit includes an additional programme of affiliated sessions which will serve a key complementary role in bringing out additional valuable ideas and offering a platform to convene actors around the world to ensure more voices and ideas are heard, and more actors are thinking about how to take action in their own contexts. The Pre-Summit will run over three days from 9:00-19:30 CEST, and there are three time blocks for parallel affiliated sessions in the morning, mid-day, and evening.

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11 Oct 2021
09:00
Kunming, China

UN Biodiversity Conference

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.

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01 Nov 2021
09:00
Glasgow, Scotland

UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26)

The twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC will take place in November 2021 in Glasgow.

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01 Dec 2021
08:45
Tokyo, Japan

Nutrition for Growth Summit

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.

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