Past Events

23 Nov 2020 to 24 Nov 2020
07:00 to 18:00
Virtual

Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good

To feed more than 10 billion people within our planetary boundaries by 2050, while ending hunger and tackling unhealthy diets, we will have to fundamentally change the food system, requiring co-ordinated and large-scale action by all stakeholders across multiple axes. This event is held in support of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, and is organised by a multi-stakeholder group of organisations that will seek to develop concrete, multi-stakeholder input into priorities, challenges, opportunities, and game-changing solutions.

Join UNFSS and leaders of the five Action Tracks at this event.

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21 Nov 2020
08:00
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

G20 Summit 2020

G20 leaders will gather in Saudi Arabia for their fifteenth annual meeting. This year’s theme is “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century For All.” Food systems will be on the agenda.

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18 Nov 2020 to 20 Nov 2020
12:00 to 15:00
Virtual

Sustainable Foods Conference

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the limits of the global food industry, stressing the need to address topics such as food security, tackling food waste, re-imagining agriculture and diversifying sources of protein. This three-day conference is connecting delegates around the world to participate in high-level food sustainability discussions that could benefit both people and planet

Join UNFSS in the session (12:00 GMT):

Food and the SDGS

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18 Nov 2020
07:00
Virtual

2020 ICT for Ag

Join global leaders across the world for a one-day conference sponsored by Feed the Future and implemented by DAI – exploring the current state and future trends in agriculture, food security, resilient populations, and technology.

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17 Nov 2020
15:00
Virtual

Transforming agriculture and food innovation systems to win the Race to Zero

Part of the 'Race to Zero' campaign, this event by CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in partnership with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), gives you the opportunity to join a global debate on how to foster ecosystems of innovation in food, transform agriculture and build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join UNFSS at this event.

 

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Race to Zero Dialogue
17 Nov 2020
14:00
Virtual

Action Track 1 Public Forum

Action Track 1 (AT1) is concentrating on the goal of ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all, and plans to look at this through three lenses – hunger, healthy diets, and food safety. Over the past one-two months, we have begun to define the nature of the tasks that AT1 will take on and how it might go about doing that. To inform our next steps, we want to canvas ideas and create opportunities for you to participate, so we can listen to your ideas and input.

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Food Systems Summit Action Track Forum
17 Nov 2020
11:00
Virtual

Food and Cultural Heritage: An EU Policy Perspective

Participants will be invited to explore the online exhibition “What you didn’t know existed” featuring some of Slow Food’s Ark of Taste products.

A panel discussion (including the European Commission, the European Parliament, Europa Nostra and Slow Food) will then explore the connections between food, agricultural and cultural policies; along with a presentation on concrete recommendations on how to better integrate agricultural and cultural strategies.

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17 Nov 2020
10:00
Virtual

Race to Zero: 10 Critical Transitions in Food and Land Use

Getting to net zero emissions requires a more sustainable food and land use system, and one that is fair and inclusive, but the question is how? This live event, in partnership with the Race to Zero Dialogues, will showcase how the 10 critical transitions laid out in the FOLU Growing Better Report can be turned into more resilient food systems that can deliver the change needed to boost progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.

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16 Nov 2020 to 20 Nov 2020
08:00 to 15:00
Virtual

Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020

The Summit will open with a three-day interactive workshop marathon organized by a variety of bioeconomy stakeholders and cover a highly diverse range of topics. The plenary agenda on November 19-20 focuses on innovation and a sustainable bioeconomy. Join and learn the latest dynamics in global bioeconomy development and the bioeconomy’s role in addressing global crises, discovering bioinnovations, markets and consumer approaches.

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12 Nov 2020
20:00
Virtual

The Global Boardroom

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken economies, businesses and markets to their core. In every industry around the world, companies are adapting to survive and stay relevant. The 2nd edition of the Financial Times Global Boardroom will gather policymakers, CEOs, investors and other thought leaders who are stepping up to these unprecedented challenges and driving change around the world.

Join UNFSS in the session (20:00 GMT):

Global Food Systems: Harnessing the pandemic impact to accelerate transformation from seed to plate

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09 Nov 2020 to 19 Nov 2020
08:00 to 18:00
Virtual

Race to Zero November Dialogues

The High-Level Champions for Global Climate Action are convening the Race to Zero Dialogues, in close collaboration with the Marrakech Partnership. The Race To Zero Dialogues will serve as critical input to the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues from 23 November – 2 Decemeber, which are advancing work to governing the rules of the Paris Agreement. Together, both Dialogues will set the stage for the Anniversary of the Paris Agreement on 12 December as the world embarks on the ‘Race to Zero’ towards COP26 in 2021.

Join UNFSS at the event on 17 Nov 2020 (15:00 GMT):

Transforming agriculture and food innovation systems to win the Race to Zero

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Race to Zero November Dialogues
06 Nov 2020
13:00
Virtual

Second Global Summit on Food Fortification - Launch Event

Co-hosted by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Micronutrient Forum and HarvestPlus, the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification Launch Event will mobilize high-level political will to pursue the unfinished agenda on large scale fortification and biofortification; and to demonstrate high-level attention and commitment to the fortification agenda across sectors and stakeholders.

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05 Nov 2020
13:00
Virtual

Agribusiness Incubation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cross-Regional Webinar

This is the final webinar in a series of dialogues with the objective to share results, gather stakeholder feedback and validation on a Study of Agribusiness Incubation and Acceleration in Sub-Saharan Africa. This webinar will bring together the key input and exchange from the previous sub-regional webinars held in September and October 2020. The high-level panel, composed of organisations working across Africa, will share their experience and insights.

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Agribusiness Incubation Cross-Regional Webinar
04 Nov 2020
12:45
Virtual

Brazil Africa Forum 2020

The Brazil Africa Forum 2020 will gather global leaders, government and private sector representatives, academics and potential investors to exchange experiences and discuss the current international scenario under the theme “Overcoming the Challenges of the Pandemic: What’s next?”.

Join the UNFSS session (12:45 - 13:15 GMT-3):

Food systems after the pandemic: rethinking production and consumption to ensure sustainable development

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Brazil Africa Forum 2020
16 Oct 2020
08:45
Worldwide

World Food Day

This year’s #WorldFoodDay is launching a call for global solidarity to help the most vulnerable people recover from the pandemic and make food systems more sustainable and resilient.

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15 Oct 2020
20:00
Virtual

Voices of Food Systems Live

Join a global discussion with celebrity chefs, indigenous peoples, youth climate activists, small farmer businesswomen, and everyone in between, on how we must transform our food systems.

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15 Oct 2020
08:30
Worldwide

International Day of Rural Women

The International Day of Rural Women will recognize the critical role of rural women in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.

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13 Oct 2020
15:30
Virtual

Committee on World Food Security

This event will assess the global food security situation; examine the food-related impacts of COVID-19 and discuss the draft CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition.

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12 Oct 2020
08:30
Virtual

2020 Borlaug Dialogue

Titled Breaking New Ground, this year’s Borlaug Dialogue aims to build resilience in global food systems.

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29 Sep 2020
22:30
Worldwide

International Day of Food Loss and Waste

The day is intended to raise awareness of efforts to end the loss and waste of food, one of the key indicators of UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.

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