Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit
Type of Dialogue
Please review the details below for registration information if available or contact the Convenor if you would like to attend.
Termed as a “People’s Summit”, the summit is a call to action for all actors globally, to work together and take action to transform the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food. The Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), brings together 79 member states, and are a crucial constituency in the global food system, comprising Small Island Developing States, Least Developed Countries, and Landlocked Developing Countries. The six regions of the OACPS span a large swathe of the Blue Planet and encompass some of the most vulnerable communities affected by environmental and developmental challenges – including those imposed by the climate crisis causing high levels of food insecurity.
With agriculture and the blue economy providing potential in OACPS countries to promote economic growth, social inclusion and protection of livelihoods and wellbeing, the re-imagining and transformation of OACPS food systems is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
To prepare for the UNFSS, an OACPS High-Level Dialogue is being held to complement dialogues being convened at country and regional levels in and across the OACPS. While mindful of the action tracks guiding the UNFSS for food systems transformation, Co-convened by FAO Liaison Office to the EU and Belgium, the OACPS Dialogue will focus on: Ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all, and, Building resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stress, embracing cross-cutting priority themes of:
- Food Systems Resilience
- Climate Resilient development pathways for food system transformation
- Sustainable food systems to provide healthy diets for all
- Development of high value chain commodities
TO REGISTER, please use the link below:
You are invited to the OACPS FOOD SYSTEMS HIGH-LEVEL DIALOGUE.
When: July 6, 2021 20:00 Brussels
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Speakers will include:
George Rebelo Chikoti
Secretary-General, Organisation for African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)
Paul Valentin Ngobo
Minister for Agriculture of the Republic of the Congo
United Nations Food Systems Summit Special Envoy
Minister for Development Cooperation a.i. of the Republic of Slovenia, Presidency of Council of the EU
Deputy Director-General, European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA)
Máximo Torero Cullen
Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Director-General, Pacific Community
Director of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission
Chair of the OACPS Committee of Ambassadors
Assistant Secretary-General for Climate Action and Environment, Organisation for African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)
Director, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Technical Officer, World Health Organization (WHO)
Technical Specialist, Agriculture, OECS
Paulo De Lima
FAO Liaison Office in Brussels