📅 15 July 2022 🕑 13:00-14:30 EDT
New York, USA
There are only eight years left to fulfill the ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), yet the global food system is under unprecedented pressure. To keep on track to achieve the collective vision for 2030, transformation is essential for accelerating progress on all SDGs by lifting people out of poverty, ending hunger and malnutrition, preserving natural resources and ecosystems, and mitigating and adapting to climate change.
The UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), held in September 2021 offered a catalytic moment for public mobilization and actionable commitments by Heads of State and Government and other constituency leaders to take this agenda forward. An outcome of the UNFSS was the development of more than 100 National Pathways for food systems transformation that can accelerate the realization of the 2030 Agenda at the country level.
Strengthening effective and inclusive collective action at all levels is also at the core of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), which serves as an evidence-based, intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder platform to promote policy convergence and coherence on global food security and nutrition issues, in support of country-led processes. Its agreements and policy tools are directly relevant to the policy changes needed to transform agri-food systems into ones that produce healthy diets, sustainably while strengthening livelihoods and other key developmental objectives.