Events

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

 

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.

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.

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.

12 Apr 2021
08:30
Virtual
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International Conference on Agricultural and Food Systems

The Conference in Venice, Italy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Agricultural and Food Systems. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Agricultural and Food Systems.

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12 Apr 2021
14:30
Virtual
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Transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets and addressing key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition

This global webinar is being held as an input into the 2021 edition of "The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World". The webinar will explore what it takes to address key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition with coherent and complementary solutions that will lead to affordable healthy diets, sustainably and inclusively. Join from 14:30 CEST.

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13 Apr 2021
09:30
Virtual
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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.

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15 Apr 2021 to 16 Apr 2021
13:00 to 16:00
Virtual
Community

World Food Summit 2021

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.

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20 Apr 2021
15:00 to 16:30
Virtual
Action Tracks, UNFSS

Action Track 2 Third Public Forum

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.

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26 Apr 2021
14:00 to 16:00
Virtual
Action Tracks, UNFSS

Action Track 4 Third Public Forum

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.

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27 Apr 2021
14:00 to 16:30
Virtual
Summit Dialogues

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.

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27 Apr 2021
14:00 to 16:00
Virtual
Action Tracks, UNFSS

Action Track 3 Third Public Forum

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.

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29 Apr 2021
06:00
Virtual
UNFSS

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.

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04 May 2021
14:00 to 16:00
Virtual
Action Tracks, UNFSS

Action Track 1 Third Public Forum

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.

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04 May 2021
15:00
Virtual
Summit Dialogues, UNFSS

Global Youth Summit Dialogue - Good Food For All

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.

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05 May 2021 to 07 May 2021
10:30 to 12:30
Virtual
UNFSS

Producer Public Forums

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.

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06 May 2021
16:00 to 18:00
Virtual
Action Tracks, UNFSS

Action Track 5 Third Public Forum

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.

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11 May 2021
17:00 to 18:30
Virtual
Community

Global Food Security Symposium 2021

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.

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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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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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