14 September 2021
The international community has a vital opportunity to help advance the vision of the 2030 Agenda by transforming how we produce, process and consume food.
A well-functioning food system can help prevent conflict, protect the environment and provide health and livelihoods for all.
In food, there is hope.
Over the past 18 months, as the pandemic physically pushed us apart, the Food Systems Summit brought people together through a remarkable process of global engagement.
They united around a simple idea: Food can help us accelerate actions and bring in solutions to achieve all of the Sustainable Development Goals and recover better from COVID-19.
As leaders prepare for the historic Food Systems Summit on the 23 September, I urge everyone to come with ambitious commitments to feed hope for a better future.
It is our moral imperative to keep our promise to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
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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 in October 2019 as a part of the Decade of Action for delivery on the Sustainable Development Goals (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. The Summit will take place during the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday, September 23. More information about the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit can be found online: https://www.un.org/foodsystemssummit