2 September 2021
WHAT: As part of the final countdown to the UN Food Systems Summit, which will take place on Thursday, September 23, each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals will be spotlighted daily to demonstrate how food systems play a defining role in achieving the SDGs by 2030.
A range of high-level experts will be available to discuss the importance of leveraging food systems to accelerate progress on all SDGs. This follows a two-year process of global engagement among governments, Indigenous Peoples, food producers, and youth, to unlock the power of food systems to transform the future for people and planet.
WHEN: The 17-day countdown to the Summit will be launched on Monday, September 6, with each day dedicated to a different SDG on the Food Systems Summit’s channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and online.
|Date||Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)|
|Monday, September 6||SDG 17
Partnerships for the goals
|Tuesday, September 7||SDG 16
Peace, justice and strong institutions
|Wednesday, September 8||SDG 15
Life on land
|Thursday, September 9||SDG 14
Life below water
|Friday, September 10||SDG 13
|Saturday, September 11||SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
|Sunday, September 12||SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
|Monday, September 13||SDG 10
|Tuesday, September 14||SDG 9
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
|Wednesday, September 15||SDG 8
Decent work and economic growth
|Thursday, September 16||SDG 7
Affordable and clean energy
|Friday, September 17||SDG 6
Clean water and sanitation
|Saturday, September 18||SDG 5
|Sunday, September 19||SDG 4
|Monday, September 20||SDG 3
Good health and well-being
|Tuesday, September 21||SDG 2
|Wednesday, September 22||SDG 1
Notes to editors
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A social media toolkit for the countdown with multimedia can be found here.
Virtual media accreditation for the Summit is open online.
About the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit
The UN Food Systems Summit was announced by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio 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