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UN Food Systems Summit 2021 Pre-Summit
The Pre-Summit of the United Nations Food Systems Summit will set the stage for the culminating global event in September by bringing together diverse actors from around the world to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Hosted by the Government of Italy, the Pre-Summit will take place in Rome from July 26 to 28, 2021. The event, which is open to all who would like to participate, will take a hybrid format, with an in-person component complemented by a vast virtual programme and platform. Through the Pre-Summit, the UN Food Systems Summit (in New York, Sep 2021) will reaffirm its commitment to promote human rights for all and ensure the most marginalised groups have an opportunity to participate in, contribute to and benefit from the Summit process.
More information on the Pre-Summit here.
NOTE: Media Briefing – Americas
UN Food Systems Summit
WHAT: Experts and supporters leading preparations for the UN Food Systems Summit will be available to share their insights and progress in a series of media roundtables ahead of the pre-Summit gathering in July.
Speakers will discuss the game-changing solutions emerging from more than a year of consultations, public fora, surveys and Dialogues across the Summit’s five Action Tracks.
WHEN: 2pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), Wednesday, June 30
WHERE: Journalists can register and submit questions in advance online here.
WHO: Speakers include:
- Moderator: Dr. Martin Frick, Deputy to the Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit
- Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, Vice-chair of the Summit’s Action Track 4, Research Program Leader for Value Chains and Nutrition, WorldFish, and 2021 World Food Prize Laureate
- Prof. John Wilding, Food Systems Champion and President, World Obesity Federation
- Laura Melo, Country Director, Guatemala for the UN World Food Programme, anchoring agency for Action Track 5