Past Events

28 May 2021
14:00 to 16:00
Virtual
UNFSS

Civil Society Public Forum

During this Forum, representatives from each of the five Action Tracks and the Summit Dialogues will share progress of idea-generation, and next steps in the Summit process. The conversation will focus on the emerging Action Areas and Solution Clusters with an invitation for participating in and building coalitions as a part of the Summit and post-Summit engagement. Participants will also be invited to reflect on progress and provide feedback. Join us from 14:00 CEST.

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26 May 2021 to 13 Jul 2021
00:00
Virtual
Summit Dialogues

Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Independent Dialogues

To ensure small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the globe are engaged with the UN Food Systems Summit, a series of virtual SME-focused Independent Summit Dialogues have been organized at regional levels to hear from all types of SMEs contributing to our food systems. Join in from May 26 - June 17.

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18 May 2021
14:00
Virtual
Community

Youth Act4Food Act4Change Launch

Join the global launch of the initiative 'Youth #Act4Food #Act4Change' in support of the Summit's Good Food For All. In the event, the youth champions will introduce the pledge, the website, and explain the idea behind the campaign. This is an interactive session where the youth champions will answer questions from the audience. Join from 14:00 CEST.

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11 May 2021
17:00 to 18:30
Virtual
Community

Global Food Security Symposium 2021

In the lead-up to the Summit, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has arranged a symposium where speakers will discuss high-impact innovations that are radically transforming food systems for the better. Game-changing innovations and high-impact solutions have the potential to radically transform the food system into a more sustainable, inclusive, nutritious and resilient one. Join from 17:00 CEST.

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06 May 2021
16:00 to 18:00
Virtual
Action Tracks, UNFSS

Action Track 5 Third Public Forum

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Action Track 5 focuses on building resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stresses, and is proposing actions to ensure that food systems can maintain functionality, recover from the effects of harmful events, and improve to a better-off state. You can contribute to this third Public Forum by sharing your ideas and feedback on the Action Track's emerging game-changing propositions to transform our food systems, and to highlight major gaps and other areas and opportunities to be considered. Join us from 16:00 CEST.

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05 May 2021 to 07 May 2021
10:30 to 12:30
Virtual
UNFSS

Producer Public Forums

The Producer Public Forums aim at updating producers across the globe of latest Summit progress; seeking inputs and recommendations on emerging solution areas from producers; and mobilizing their participation in the upcoming producer-focused dialogues. Participants will be invited to reflect on current progress and share their thoughts and feedback. Three forums will take place from May 5 to 7 to accommodate different time zones.

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04 May 2021
15:00
Virtual
Summit Dialogues, UNFSS

Global Youth Summit Dialogue - Good Food For All

Gathering youth voices from around the world, the Global Youth Summit Dialogue - Good Food For All invites a curated group of 100 youth for a discussion on the future of our food systems. The Dialogue aims to gather and discuss a range of ideas as well as trigger a series of conversations thereafter to drive local action. Join us by watching live from 15:00 CEST.

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04 May 2021
14:00 to 16:00
Virtual
Action Tracks, UNFSS

Action Track 1 Third Public Forum

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Action Track 1 strives to identify game-changing ideas to transform food systems and achieve the goal of ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all. This third Public Forum will focus on the role UN Member States can play in relation to the game-changing ideas this Action Track is developing. You are welcome to contribute. Join us from 14:00 CEST. Languages: EN, FR, ES.

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29 Apr 2021
06:00
Virtual
UNFSS

Best Small Business: Good Food for All - Competition Launch

The UN Food Systems Summit competition ‘Best Small Business: Good Food for All’ will identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises from across the world transforming food systems for a better tomorrow. Running from April 29 to June 4, the Summit will spotlight winners as the “Best 50 Small Businesses: Good Food for All”, as well as a share of US$100,000 in prize money.

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27 Apr 2021
14:00 to 16:30
Virtual
Summit Dialogues

Water: The Game Changer for Food Systems – a Global Summit Dialogue

UNFSS and UN Water are convening an online global dialogue on water on 27 April. This dialogue will explore the fundamental inter-connections between food systems and water systems, and their relations to other areas fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, such as energy, climate, and the environment. Join us from 14:00 CEST.

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27 Apr 2021
14:00 to 16:00
Virtual
Action Tracks, UNFSS

Action Track 3 Third Public Forum

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! The third Action Track 3 Public Forum will be looking at the importance of integration to achieve transformation, both with the other Action Tracks of the Summit and with other global agendas to achieve food security, reverse nature loss and mitigate climate change. You can contribute to the Forum by sharing your ideas and feedback on the Action Track's emerging game-changing propositions to transform our food systems, and to highlight major gaps and other areas and opportunities to be considered. Join us from 14:00 CEST.

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26 Apr 2021
15:00 to 17:00
Virtual
Action Tracks, Community

Indigenous Peoples’ agency to contribute to Action Track 3 and 4 game-changing initiatives

This side event at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), supported by IFAD, FAO and WFP, brought stakeholders together to share examples on how Indigenous Peoples’ agency is supported and how it contributes to sustainable food systems; highlight Indigenous Peoples’ game-changing solutions identified within the UN Food Systems Summit; explore how the Summit outcomes can catalyze action on the ground and foster coalition building to support Indigenous Peoples and their knowledge systems. 

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26 Apr 2021
14:00 to 16:00
Virtual
Action Tracks, UNFSS

Action Track 4 Third Public Forum

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Action Track 4 is concentrating on the livelihoods at the various points within food systems - from the small-scale farmer to the retailer - and how we advance equity throughout. You can contribute to this third Public Forum by sharing your ideas and feedback on the Action Track's emerging game-changing propositions to transform our food systems, and to highlight major gaps and other areas and opportunities to be considered. Join us from 14:00 CEST.

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20 Apr 2021
15:00 to 16:30
Virtual
Action Tracks, UNFSS

Action Track 2 Third Public Forum

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! By taking part in the third Action Track 2 Public Forum you will have the opportunity to hear how three work streams are advancing their work on Food Environments, Food Demand, and Food Waste. You can then contribute to the Forum by sharing your ideas and feedback on the Action Track's emerging game-changing propositions to transform our food systems; and whether you see major gaps, and other areas and opportunities to be considered. Join us from 15:00 CEST. Languages: EN, FR, ES.

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15 Apr 2021 to 16 Apr 2021
13:00 to 16:00
Virtual
Community

World Food Summit 2021

The 2021 World Food Summit - Better Food for More People, will focus on how to establish pathways for game-changing innovations necessary for sustainable food system transformations. This Summit is a platform for key policymakers, academia, business and civil society leaders to contribute to the success of the forthcoming UN Food Systems Summit by providing input and showcasing examples that can lead to game-changing pathways.

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13 Apr 2021
09:30
Virtual
Community

Launch of the 2021 Global Food Policy Report: Transforming Food Systems After COVID-19

In the 2021 Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI researchers and experts explore the impacts of the pandemic and government policy responses to date, particularly for the poor and disadvantaged, and consider what it all means for transforming our food systems to be healthy, resilient, efficient, sustainable, and inclusive. At this launch event, speakers will share evidence on the impact of COVID-19, and discuss the way forward for food systems transformation. Join UNFSS at this event from 09:30 EDT.

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12 Apr 2021
14:30
Virtual
Community

Transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets and addressing key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition

This global webinar is being held as an input into the 2021 edition of "The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World". The webinar will explore what it takes to address key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition with coherent and complementary solutions that will lead to affordable healthy diets, sustainably and inclusively. Join from 14:30 CEST.

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12 Apr 2021
08:30
Virtual
Community

International Conference on Agricultural and Food Systems

The Conference in Venice, Italy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Agricultural and Food Systems. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Agricultural and Food Systems.

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07 Apr 2021 to 08 Apr 2021
09:00 to 17:00
Virtual
Community

ECOSOC Youth Forum 2021

The Forum provides a global platform for a candid dialogue among Member States and young leaders from around the world on solutions to challenges affecting youth wellbeing. The discussions will be guided by the overall theme of the 2021 ECOSOC and HLPF “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development". Join from 09:00 EST.

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30 Mar 2021
11:00 to 13:30
Virtual
Community

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action Spring Meeting

Embracing the “Year of Action”, Mobilizing Our Sector: Panelists will describe the current state and innovative game changers making a difference, and will inspire to lead and step up and out in a time of action, and also identify ways to optimize your presence in the beginning of the Decade of Agriculture. How does this year of action and milestone moments matter? Working together with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action to ensure farmers and ranchers are involved in global and domestic climate and sustainability conversations is key. Join UNFSS at this event from 11:00 CDT.

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