Past Events

29 Nov 2021
08:00 to 19:00
Virtual
Summit Dialogues, UNFSS

Independent Dialogues Public Forum

Celebrate the bold leaders taking action through Dialogues as we approach a milestone of 1,000 Independent Dialogues. This virtual event will provide an opportunity for Independent Convenors and other key players in the Food Systems Summit Dialogues Programme to reflect on their experiences with the Dialogues process and to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions made during and beyond the Summit. Join us at Session 1 - 8:00 CET or Session 2 - 17:00 CET.

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18 Nov 2021
16:00 to 17:30
Virtual
UNFSS

Transforming food systems and combating climate change: A virtual event post-COP26 and beyond

Following the COP26 summit to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, this virtual event hosted by the UN Food Systems Summit Secretariat will serve as an opportunity to underscore the inextricable link between climate and food, building on the outcome of both the UN Food Systems Summit and COP26, and looking into the next year’s COP27. Join us from 16:00 EAT / 08:00 EST.

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31 Oct 2021 to 12 Nov 2021
09:00 to 17:00
Glasgow, Scotland

UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26)

The twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC will be hosted by the United Kingdom, in partnership with Italy. The summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. More than 190 world leaders will participate, along with tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens for twelve days of talks.

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30 Oct 2021 to 31 Oct 2021
09:00 to 17:00
Rome, Italy

G20 Heads of State and Government Summit

In an increasingly interconnected world, multilateralism is far more than an abstract concept. It is the key to responding to these challenges, and the G20, bringing together much of the world’s population and of the global economy, must live up to its role. This is why the 2021 G20, under the Italian Presidency, will focus on three broad, interconnected pillars of action: People, Planet, Prosperity. 

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20 Oct 2021 to 22 Oct 2021
09:00 to 17:00
Virtual

World Food Prize events - Gaining Momentum: Food Systems Transformation in the Decade of Action

Twenty-twenty brought many challenges to and opportunities for working in the Decade of Action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In moving forward towards the UN Food Systems Summit and other global convenings, it is important to gain momentum as never before. This pivotal year offers milestones for international collaboration. The International Borlaug Dialogue follows the UN Food Systems Summit (FSS) and the 48th Committee on World Food Security while building forward for COP26 and the Nutrition for Growth Summit, to gain momentum in the Decade of Action.

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19 Oct 2021 to 20 Oct 2021
09:00 to 17:00
Rome, Italy

Finance in Common Summit (FiCS) - Second edition

The time for action is now. We need to reiterate and reinforce commitments in support of common actions for climate and sustainable development. The second edition of the FiCS will provide an opportunity to emphasize the role of Public Development Banks in reconciling short-term response to the pandemic with longer-term measures for economic recovery, engaging the development finance community in mobilizing financial resources towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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16 Oct 2021
09:00 to 10:00
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

World Food Day with Expo 2020 - Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

World Food Day 2021 will be the first international Day to be celebrated at Expo Dubai, under the theme 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future', as a series of activities and events which call for global solidarity in rethinking and reshaping food systems for people and the planet. A site-wide celebration will unite Expo’s stakeholders and visitors in a commitment to build forward better.

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15 Oct 2021
10:00 to 13:00
Rome, Italy, Virtual

World Food Day with FAO - Our Actions are our Future

The food you choose and the way you consume it affect our health and that of our planet. It has an impact on the way agri-food systems work. So you need to be part of the change. World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year worldwide on 16 October to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations FAO. World Food Day 2021 will be marked a second time while countries around the world deal with the widespread effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic. It's a time to look into the future we need to build together. Join from 10:00 CEST.

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12 Oct 2021
15:00
Virtual

BBC Follow the Food

Global hunger is on the rise, reversing decades of progress. More than two billion people now lack year-round access to adequate food. So, what is being done to reverse this decline and what else is needed? This hour-long BBC Global News event will feature the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, and the Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health at WorldFish, Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, and a host of other key speakers. Join UNFSS from 15:00 CEST.

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11 Oct 2021 to 14 Oct 2021
09:30 to 17:30
Virtual

Committee on World Food Security (CFS 49) - Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition

The 49th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) theme is Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition. It will be held virtually from 11 to 14 October 2021, shortly after the United Nations Food Systems Summit. CFS 49 will focus on the 2021 State of Food Security and Nutrition report, uptake of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition, CFS Mutli-Year Programme of Work and other ongoing CFS workstreams and priorities. Join from 9:00 CEST.

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11 Oct 2021 to 17 Oct 2021
09:00 to 17:00
Washington DC, USA, Virtual

Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund

The 2021 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund will take place from Monday, October 11, through Sunday, October 17. Each September or October, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the IMF hold joint Annual Meetings to discuss a range of issues in support of member countries. At the heart are the Annual Meetings plenary speeches, the joint World Bank Group/IMF Development Committee, and the IMF International Monetary and Financial Committee. Register here

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11 Oct 2021 to 15 Oct 2021
09:00 to 17:00
Virtual

UN Biodiversity Conference - Part One

This first part of COP15 will include the opening of the Meetings and will address agenda items that have been identified as essential for the continuation of the operations of the Convention and the Protocols by the Bureau. This will include meetings about administrative matters and technical issues related to CBD programmes. There will also be a high-level segment on 12 and 13 October 2021. 

The second part of COP15 will be face-to-face meetings in Kunming, China from 25 April to 8 May 2022.

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01 Oct 2021 to 05 Oct 2021
09:00 to 19:30
Virtual
Commentary

World Food Forum

In alignment with the core principles of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the strategic framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, the youth-led World Food Forum (WFF) engages and empowers youth to find innovative and actionable solutions that can create more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems for all. The WFF flagship event is set to launch 1-5 October 2021 to drive awareness, foster engagement and advocacy, and mobilize resources in support of agri-food systems transformation through youth-led action. 

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28 Sep 2021 to 30 Sep 2021
09:00 to 19:30
Milan, Italy

‘Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition’ meeting Pre-COP26

Young people have a chance to express themselves on climate change. The ‘Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition’ meeting in Milan will offer young people from all over the world the opportunity to develop concrete proposals for Pre-COP26 in Milan and COP26 in Glasgow. The first two days will be dedicated to working groups, while the last day to a discussion between the young delegates and the Ministers attending the Pre-COP26. 

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21 Sep 2021
15:30 to 17:00
Virtual
Community

Rural Development Report 2021 – Transforming food systems for rural prosperity

Food system transformation is inextricably linked with efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty, since the livelihoods of a large share of the world’s poor people are based upon such systems and we cannot afford to leave rural people behind. The report promotes equitable livelihoods for rural people, who are front and centre in transforming food systems, alongside the need to improve nutrition and protect the environment. The global need for more nutritious food, ecosystem services and a carbon economy also offers the potential for new and innovative livelihood opportunities. Join IFAD for the report's launch from 15:30 CEST.

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IFAD Rural Report
16 Sep 2021
14:00
Virtual

Fixing the Business of Food: Private Sector Alignment with the SDGs and Accountability to Achieve Food Systems Transformation

Even as corporate sustainability efforts increase, food businesses continue to face fundamental challenges in aligning with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hosted by the Barilla Foundation, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and the Santa Chiara Lab, this event convenes leading sustainability experts to discuss how the agri-food sector can bridge this gap. Join from 14:00 CEST.

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14 Sep 2021
11:00
Virtual
Community

Food for Thought - GOALS Post Launch Event

Join GOALS Post via free livestream as they showcase the next-gen solutions to SDG2. Global social entrepreneurs from nonprofit innovation labs Enactus & Unleash will share the stage with Nobel Peace Prize laureate José Ramos-Horta & other UN luminaries, providing answers to difficult questions about food security, hunger & nutrition — all explicitly tied to the UN Food Systems Summit. #goalspost. Join from 11:00 EDT.

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14 Sep 2021 to 21 Sep 2021
09:00 to 19:00
New York, USA, Virtual

UN General Assembly (UNGA 76)

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues. This year's theme for the 76th session in "Building Resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations." UNGA 76 will be held from 14 to 21 September. The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 21 September 2021.

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07 Sep 2021 to 10 Sep 2021
09:00 to 17:00
Virtual
Community

AGRF 2021 Summit

2021 is a critical year for recovery and food system transformation. This year’s AGRF Summit will explore the pathways and actions needed to accelerate this process and steer the Africa towards food systems that: Deliver sufficient and nutritious food; Do not impact the environment negatively; Create sustainable, dignified jobs, and shared prosperity for Africa. This Summit is a defining moment in highlighting and unlocking the political, policy, and financial commitments and innovations the continent has made and that it continues to work towards achieving

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03 Sep 2021 to 11 Sep 2021
08:30 to 19:00
Marseille, France

IUCN World Conservation Congress

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is where the world comes together to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. IUCN’s 1400+ government, civil society and indigenous peoples’ Member organisations vote on major issues, action which guides humanity’s relationship with our planet for the decades ahead. The Congress will be the first hybrid in-person and virtual environmental event since the pandemic began. It will drive action on nature-based recovery, climate change and biodiversity for decades to come. Join from 8:30 CEST.

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