United Nations World Food Systems Summit 2021
The United Nations World Summit on Food Systems aims to launch bold new steps to advance the achievement of the 17 SDGs, each of which depends to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.
The world must become aware that we must all work together to transform the way we produce, consume and conceive food.
Guided by five Paths of Action, the Summit will bring together key actors from the world of science, business, politics, health care and academia, as well as farmers, indigenous peoples, youth organizations, consumer groups, environmental activists and other key stakeholders. Before, during and after the Summit, these actors will work together to bring about tangible and positive changes in the world’s food systems.
The Summit process aims to achieve the following results:
- Generate important measures and measurable progress in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Summit will find solutions and leaders, and will make a successful call to action at all levels of the food system, including national and local governments, businesses and citizens.
- Raising awareness and driving public debate about how reforming our food systems can help all of us achieve the SDGs by implementing reforms that are good for people and the planet.
- Develop principles to guide governments and other stakeholders who wish to leverage their food systems to support the SDGs. These principles will establish an optimistic and encouraging vision in which food systems will play a central role in building a more just and sustainable world.
- Create a monitoring and review system to ensure that the Summit outcomes continue to drive further action and progress. This system will allow the exchange of experiences, lessons and knowledge; it will also measure and analyze the impact of the Summit.