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
Climate action
Saturday, September 11 SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
Sunday, September 12 SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
Monday, September 13 SDG 10
Reduced inequalities
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
Gender equality
Sunday, September 19 SDG 4
Quality education
Monday, September 20 SDG 3
Good health and well-being
Tuesday, September 21 SDG 2
Zero hunger
Wednesday, September 22 SDG 1
No poverty


Notes to editors

For more information or interview requests, contact fsscommunications@un.org

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