This article by Xinhua emphasises how the Food Systems Pre-Summit that wrapped up on Wednesday 28 July casted a light on the world's greatest food-related challenges, setting the table for September's ambitious Food Systems Summit.
The Pre-Summit featured input not only from governments and multi-lateral organizations, but from farmers, environmental groups, and even youth representatives, who praised their inclusion in the event.
This is the first summit I have seen where youth leadership is at the heart of the summit itself, in decision-making positions, and I'm really hoping this can serve as a role model for future UN Summits" - Food Systems Champion Network, Vice-Chair, Youth, Marie-Claire Graf
The three-day event included the active involvement of representatives from more than 100 countries and regions and comments from high-profile figures including Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, HRH The Prince of Wales, and Qu Dongyu, the Director-General of the Rome-based UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Read the full article by Xinhua here.