ROME: Countries will review progress towards transforming food systems worldwide at a threeday meeting in Rome this July, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister announced.
The UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment is the first global follow-up to a 2021 summit convened to change how the world produces, consumes and thinks about food.
The high-level event falls at the halfway point for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development (SDGs), which provide a blueprint for a more fair, equitable and “green” world.
“I am looking forward to Italy’s leadership in bringing together stakeholders to create the evidence that food systems transformation is a critical SDGs accelerator,” said Mohammed.
During the Stocktaking Moment, countries will share stories of success and early signs of transformation, while maintaining the momentum needed to ensure resilient food systems.
It will take place from July 24 to 26 at the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in the Italian capital. Italy will be the host, in collaboration with FAO and two other UN agencies – the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – which are also based in Rome.
The UN Food Systems Coordination Hub, which supports governments in developing and implementing agrifood system transformation, and the wider UN system, is also the organiser.