Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski will represent the Commission at the 2021 UN Food System Pre-Summit, a three-day event hosted by Italy on 26-28 July 2021 at the Rome headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The Pre-Summit consolidates the preparatory work for the Summit, notably a series of online meetings, public forums, citizens’ dialogues, and other discussions on ‘solutions’, organised around the Summit’s five action tracks. The aim is to provide people with the opportunity to actively engage with the Summit, in line with the principle that everyone will be required to take action to transform the world’s food systems. By bringing together a wide range of actors from around the world, the Pre-Summit sets the stage for the Summit of September 2021, in the margins of the UN General Assembly, and leverages the power of the world’s food systems to deliver progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, in line with the Commission´s Green Deal, Farm to Fork, and Common Agricultural Policy objectives. The event will involve thousands of youth, food producers, indigenous peoples, civil society, researchers, private sector, policy leaders, the UN system, and Ministers of agriculture, environment, health, nutrition, and finance to collectively raise political ambition and work on transformative changes in our food systems in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda. More information about the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit can be found here.
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