The UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+2) will take place in Rome, Italy from 24 – 26 July 2023, at the premises of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
It will be hosted by Italy, in collaboration with the Rome-based UN Agencies (FAO, IFAD, WFP), the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub and the wider UN system.
The UNFSS+2 Stocktaking Moment will build on the momentum of the 2021 Food Systems Summit and will create a conducive space for countries to review progress on the commitments to action and identify successes, enduring bottlenecks and priorities in order to close the implementation gap by effectively and efficiently utilizing the Means of Implementation for Food Systems transformation. It will also be an opportunity to further socialize the powerful role of sustainable, equitable, healthy, and resilient Food Systems as critical SDGs accelerators and advocate for urgent action at scale, building on the latest evidence that sustainable Food Systems contribute to better and more sustainable outcomes for people, planet and prosperity leaving no one behind.
An overall framing for the event lies around the narrative of “Sustainable Food Systems for People, Planet and Prosperity: Diverse pathways in a Shared Journey”. Starting from this idea, the event serves as a make-or-break moment to maintain and generate further momentum on action for food systems transformation in support of SDGs acceleration. To do that, the UNFSS+2 will focus on three objectives:
The event will include a high-level opening segment, three high-level-sessions during the opening day, four plenary sessions, several leadership dialogues, special events and side events, as well as a high-level closing session.
The high-level opening will see the participation of the UN Secretary-General, the Prime Minister of Italy and a group of select Heads of States, and governments.
You can find the overall program here.
The World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) will be involved in several official sessions and side events, to ensure the perspective of the farmers, those who work tirelessly to feed the world, is well-represented in any discussions concerning the Food Systems transformation.
More information will follow soon.