UN Food Systems Summit 2021
The SUN Movement goes to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021
The UN Food Systems Summit, held during the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September, set the stage for global food systems transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Over 51,000 people tuned in from 193 countries, all ready to tackle global hunger, climate change and biodiversity loss for true food systems transformation.
Over the past 18 months, the Summit has brought together all UN Member States and constituencies around the world – including thousands of young women and men, food producers, indigenous peoples, civil society, researchers, private sector, and the UN system – to bring about tangible, positive changes to the world’s food systems.
As a people’s summit and a solutions summit, it has recognised that everyone, everywhere must take action and work together to transform the way the world produces, consumes, and thinks about food.
SUN country pathways
Over the past year, Food Systems Dialogues have taken place in some 40 SUN member States. Outcomes of these Dialogues are intended to inform the articulation of national pathways to sustainable food systems. These pathways can serve as points of reference across government and for all stakeholders in coming years. The route to achieving each nation’s food systems vision are then presented as a pathway document which focuses particularly on those sections of society who have the least resources and influence and tend to be hardest to reach.