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1023. From Food Systems Summits to Systemic Change

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1023. From Food Systems Summits to Systemic Change 


In September 2021, the UN Food Systems Summit was held based on UN Secretary-General António Guterres' belief that a transition to a sustainable food system would be essential for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a follow-up to this initial summit, the UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+2) was held in July 2023 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Recently, the UN released the Secretary-General's report on progress made since UNFSS+2 to accelerate food system transformation, calling for action to achieve the goals for the next stocktaking moment scheduled in 2025.

The UN Secretary-General's report (E/HLPF/2024/6), titled 'From Summits to Systemic Change: Progress in Food Systems Transformation Since UNFSS+2' states that the international community must achieve the goal of zero hunger and food and nutrition security. It suggests that the international community should share ambition, determination, and vision.

Furthermore, the UN Secretary-General has identified food system transformation as one of the six transitions needed to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The report has also determined UNFSS+4 priorities for 2025, including addressing climate change, biodiversity, nutrition, hunger and poverty issues (through food system transformation) and measuring impacts.


Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Information Program)


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