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Italy for Food Security

From 24 to 26 July 2023, the second UN Food Systems Summit will be hosted by Italy in Rome. The Summit will take place exactly two years after the Summit held in New York in 2021, whose Pre-Summit was hosted in Rome in the summer of 2021. Heads of State, Heads of Government and Ministers from the 193 UN Member States are expected to attend the Summit, which will be held again this year at the premises of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The event is a key opportunity for all countries to report on the progress achieved at national level since the 2021 Summit and the contributions made towards achieving the 2030 Agenda, in a global context that has changed dramatically over the past two years. The three-day event will highlight the central role played by sustainable, equitable, healthy and resilient food systems as key accelerators of Sustainable Development Goals and promoters of the well-being of people and the planet, leaving no one behind. The event will also emphasise the importance of promoting urgent large-scale action and will allow all food systems actors to share concrete examples of transformation led by state and non-state actors.

Having the Summit hosted again in Italy confirms the central and leading position that the country is increasingly assuming as part of the international community’s efforts to address the great challenge of food security. The country’s key role is also due to its extremely rich agri-food supply chain and to its extensive expertise in terms of research and innovative technologies applied to agricultural development, especially in connection with climate change.

Joint MAECI-UN communiqué announcing the second UN Food Systems Summit hosted by Italy: https://www.esteri.it/en/sala_stampa/archivionotizie/comunicati/2023/02/incontro-del-vice-premier-e-ministro-degli-esteri-antonio-tajani-con-la-vice-segretaria-delle-nazioni-unite-amina-mohammed-in-luglio-a-roma-vertice-onu-sui-sistemi-alimentari/

To participate, please register at the following link: https://www.unfoodsystemshub.org/fs-stocktaking-moment/registration/en

 

For further information and updates regarding the programme, please visit: https://www.unfoodsystemshub.org/fs-stocktaking-moment/