General FAQs


About the Summit

On World Food Day on 16 October 2019, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for a Food Systems Summit to be held in 2021. The announcement followed conversations with the joint leadership of the three Rome-based United Nations agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme – at the High-level Political Forum in July 2019.

The announcement was made in a video statement.


Summit Participation and Leadership