The inaugural UN Secretary-General’s Food Systems Summit took place on 23 September 2021 as part of the UN General Assembly in New York City. This historic event, livestreamed across the world, engaged more than 51,000 people from 193 countries and all walks of life – food producers, First Nations peoples, youth, civil society, Member States and countless others. Together, they explored ways to tackle global hunger, climate change and biodiversity loss, and other means of bringing about sustainable food systems transformation. The Summit garnered nearly 300 commitments from constituencies worldwide that are ready to act collectively to transform food systems on a global scale.
Watch Summit sessions and commitments
If you didn’t get to watch the Summit live, all sessions as well as the commitments from Member States and other constituencies can be accessed on demand via the event’s virtual platform.
To view the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit sessions, click here.
Source: A historic People’s Summit delivers I UN, 1 Oct 2021
Lead image: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, who was tasked by the UN with convening the inaugural Food Systems Summit that took place in New York City on 23 September 2021. Credit: Shutterstock