This second and resumed part of the COP15 meetings are expected to address the remaining agenda items, including the finalization and adoption of the post 2020 global biodiversity framework. The Secretariat will keep Parties and the public updated of any changes and adjustments to the schedule.
Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5)
The Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly's team for 2022 is Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It calls for strengthened action to protect and restore nature and the nature-based solutions to achieve the SDGs in its three complementary dimensions (social, economic and environmental). UNEA-5 provides Member States and stakeholders with a platform for sharing and implementing successful approaches that contribute to the achievement of the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, including the goals related to the eradication of poverty and sustainable patterns of consumption and production.
Expo 2020 – Food, Agriculture and Livelihoods week
Ten theme weeks run throughout the six months of Expo 2020 Dubai, exploring humanity’s most critical challenges and opportunities through a cultural, social, environmental and economic lens. The 'Food, Agriculture and Livelihoods week' will engage in conversations around "How do we sustainably grow food to meet future demand?"
The Governing Council is IFAD’s main decision-making body. It consists of all of IFAD’s Member States and meets annually. It is attended by the official Member State representatives, i.e. Governors, Alternate Governors and any other designated advisers. Observers are also invited to attend sessions.
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is a global platform for accelerating the world’s sustainable development. The week brings together a unique fusion of policy makers, industry specialists, technology pioneers and the next generation of sustainability leaders.
The Nutrition for Growth Summit will be an important opportunity to set the world on a path to achieving the SDG targets – in particular, to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 and to strengthen the link between diet, food systems and health. The goal is to galvanize commitments from governments, civil society, the private sector, donor agencies and the UN to end malnutrition in all of its forms.
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.
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. We are working to bridge the digital divide and make digitalization an opportunity for all, improve productivity and – in short – to leave no one behind.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.