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Latest Press Releases & Statements

 
September
23
2021
Press Release

World leaders commit to tackling global hunger, climate change and biodiversity loss at historic UN Food Systems Summit

More than 150 countries made commitments to transform their food systems, while championing greater participation and equity, especially amongst farmers, women, youth and indigenous groups.

September
23
2021
Press Release

Food systems hold power to ‘realise vision of a better world’, says UN Secretary-General at first Food Systems Summit

The UN Secretary-General has called on the world to keep its promises for a better future through food systems that work for people, planet and prosperity at the first UN Food Systems Summit.

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September
23
2021
Statement

UN Secretary-General’s Chair Summary and Statement of Action on the UN Food Systems Summit

Statement by the UN Secretary-General “Making food systems work for people, planet and prosperity”.

September
23
2021
Statement

UN Secretary-General's remarks at the Food Systems Summit

Statement by the UN Secretary-General urges everyone to work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to change our food systems.

September
21
2021
Statement

The Food Systems Summit- A New Deal for People, Planet and Prosperity

Statement by Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit.

 

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Summit Press Activities

 
 

23 September 2021
Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy to the UN Food Systems Summit
Elizabeth Nsimadala, President of the Pan-African Farmers' Organization (PAFO)
Dr. Myrna Cunningham, Miskito People, President of the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC)
Marie-Claire Graf, Youth Vice-Chair of the Food Systems Champions Network
(Moderator: Katie Taft, UNFSS Communications Lead)

 

23 September 2021
Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General (Transcript)
Tom Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture
Ibrahim Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer of the African Union Development Agency’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development
Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Finland

 

 

26 July 2021
Esther Penunia, Secretary General of the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development(AFA)
Lavetanalagi Seru, Co-Founder and Coordinator of Alliance of Future Generations
(Moderator: Katie Taft, UNFSS Communications Lead)

 

26 July 2021
Beatriz Argimón, Vice President, Uruguay
Charlie McConalogue TD. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland
Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General (Transcript)
Cherrie Atilano, UN Nutrition Ambassador, and Founding Farmer and President, AGREA, Philippines
(Moderator: Katie Taft, UNFSS Communications Lead)

 

27 July 2021
Sabrina Elba, UN Goodwill Ambassador for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Dr. Jemimah Njuki, UN Food Systems Summit Custodian for Gender and Women’s Empowerment
(Moderator: Katie Taft, UNFSS Communications Lead)

 

28 July 2021
Thanawat Tiensin, Chairperson of the UN Committee on World Food Security and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the UN Agencies in Rome
Anne Nuorgam, Sámi people, Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
(Moderator: Katie Taft, UNFSS Communications Lead)

Global Youth Summit Dialogue
 

Read the latest news from the Summit here.

Podcast: Laying Down Tracks, an 8-part miniseries with new episodes released weekly here.

Pre-Summit will be hosted by the Government of Italy on July 26-28, 2021
 

Explore upcoming events taking place around the world here.

Explore the official UNFSS photostream on Flickr here.

 
Latest statements from the Summit's leadership
 

Read the latest statements from the Summit's leadership here.

Learn about the Summit with FAQs
 

Learn about the Summit with a comprehensive list of FAQs here.

Documents: Quarterly Information Notes and documents from the Action Tracks, Scientific Group and Summit Dialogues are available here.

Spokespeople

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

 

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

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Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

 

Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

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Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit

 

Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit

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Email: FSScommunications@un.org

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Media Accreditation

Virtual media accreditation for the Summit is now closed.

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More communication and campaign resources are available on the Summit's Trello board here.

Videos

 

The Summit will awaken the world to the fact that we all must work together to transform the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food. It is a summit for everyone everywhere.

 

Transforming and strengthening our food systems is among the most powerful ways to make progress towards all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Dialogues bring together a diversity of stakeholders, including voices that are seldom heard, and offer a powerful opportunity to have a seat at the table at this milestone UN Summit.

 

The systems that bring food to our tables have a profound impact on our economies, our health and the environment.

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