6 July 2021
WHAT: Journalists can register for accreditation for the Pre-Summit gathering of the UN Food Systems Summit until Monday, July 19.
WHEN: The Pre-Summit will take place from Monday, July 26 to Wednesday, July 28.
The tentative programme is available online and virtual media briefings will take place daily. To be able to attend, journalists can register for accreditation here.
WHERE: The Food Systems Pre-Summit is being held in Rome under the leadership of the UN Secretary-General and in partnership with the Government of Italy. A series of affiliated events will take place alongside the Pre-Summit.
WHO: A few of the high-level speakers and delegates expected to participate include:
- Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy
- Katrin Jakobsdottir, Prime Minister of Iceland
- António Guterres, UN Secretary-General
- Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General
- Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit
- María Juliana Ruiz, First Lady of Colombia
WHY: Ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit, which will take place in September 2021 in New York, the three-day gathering aims to deliver the latest evidence-based and scientific approaches from around the world, launch a set of new commitments through coalitions of action and mobilize new financing and partnerships.
The event will bring together youth, farmers, Indigenous Peoples, civil society, researchers, the private sector, policy leaders and ministers of agriculture, environment, health, nutrition and finance, among other players. More than 70 ministers and commissioners of Member States and the EU are confirmed to participate.
For more information, contact FSScommunications@un.org
About the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit
The UN Food Systems Summit was announced by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, on World Food Day last October as a part of the Decade of Action for delivery on the SDGs by 2030. The aim of the Summit is to deliver progress on all 17 of the SDGs through a food systems approach, leveraging the interconnectedness of food systems to global challenges such as hunger, climate change, poverty and inequality. More information about the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit and list of Advisory Committee and Scientific Group members can be found online: https://www.un.org/foodsystemssummit