Press Releases

June
23
2021
Media Advisory

Virtual Media Briefings

With a month to go until the Pre-Summit (July 26 -28), the UN Food Systems Summit is preparing to reveal the clusters of game-changing solutions and action areas that will transform food systems around the world.

May
10
2021
Media Advisory

First report from Member State Dialogues

The first report from Member State Dialogues held in 11 countries is now available, summarising the emerging themes from 35 feedback forms provided as part of the preparations for the UN Food Systems Summit.

April
30
2021
Media Advisory

Global Youth Summit Dialogue

The UN Food Systems Summit will host a Global Youth Summit Dialogue, featuring headline speakers and 100 youth advocates to unite a growing movement behind the transformation of food systems around the world.

April
29
2021
Press Release

UN launches hunt for start-ups and enterprises changing the face of food systems

A unique global competition will invite small and medium-sized businesses to showcase innovative ways to sustainably deliver good food and livelihoods for all. Available in Arabic | Chinese | EnglishFrench | Italian | Russian | Spanish 

April
26
2021
Press Release

More than 100 countries sign up to develop national strategies for transforming food systems

Ahead of September’s Food Systems Summit, more than half of the UN’s Member States have pledged to host Dialogue events to begin conversations about improving food systems.

April
1
2021
Press Release

Progress in Food Systems Summit as more than 1,200 ideas are put forward to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals

UN Food Systems Summit opened the floor to governments, farmers, youth, women and indigenous groups, scientists and civil society to uncover innovations to transform food systems.

March
17
2021
Press Release

Italy to set the stage for UN Food Systems Summit with three-day event that will deliver bold new ambitions

The United Nations and the Government of Italy announce that the Pre-Summit gathering for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit will be in Rome, Italy from July 19 to July 21, 2021. Available in Arabic | Chinese | EnglishFrench | Italian | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish 

March
9
2021
Letter to the Editor

The UN Food Systems Summit will consider all stakeholders’ interests

Dr Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit, responds to a report in The Guardian on the 2021 Summit.

February
18
2021
Press Release

UN to involve millions of rural people in 2021 Food Systems Summit as part of ambitious public engagement process

Indigenous communities, family farmers, rural women and youth among those invited to take a seat at the table during Independent Dialogues to help transform global food systems.

February
1
2021
Press Release

Youth movement leads the charge worldwide for food systems transformation ahead of UN summit

Young activists and campaigners have mobilized alongside experts in women’s empowerment, human rights, finance, and innovation across multiple continents to engage with the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, which will peak in September.

January
21
2021
Media Advisory

UN Food Systems Summit Community launch

The UN Food Systems Summit launches an online community platform to encourage public, global conversations as part of a year-long global dialogue leading up to the milestone event to transform food systems worldwide.

January
12
2021
Open Letter

Hungry for change: an open letter to national governments

Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit

November
25
2020
Press Release

UN Food Systems Summit opens global conversations to crowdsource sustainable solutions

UN Special Envoy invites all sectors of society to share their perspectives and solutions for food systems that are fit for the future.

October
9
2020
Media Advisory

Voices of Food Systems Live: 24-Hour Global Relay Conversation

A 24-hour global relay conversation on World Food Day will launch the UN Food Systems Summit engagement process for the coming year.

September
30
2020
Press Release

Leading advocates for transforming global food systems named ahead of milestone UN Summit

Youth, women and indigenous peoples’ leaders are among those to join a network of Food Systems Champions, who will drive forward progress towards the UN Food Systems Summit.

September
16
2020
Press Release

Leading experts chosen to drive five priority areas for UN Food Systems Summit

The United Nations Special Envoy, Agnes Kalibata, announced experts across the fields of food, agriculture, health and climate change who have committed to advance solutions to make food systems more resilient and inclusive through the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021.

July
27
2020
Press Release

Five priority areas for action revealed as part of UN Food Systems Summit engagement process

The “action tracks” led by global experts were announced in a briefing for Member States by the UN Deputy Secretary-General to launch the Summit’s inclusive engagement process.

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