Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit
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We, indigenous peoples of Russian Federation, Eastern Europe, Central Asia including Mongolia represent indigenous communities in our respective regions. Richness and diversity of our peoples include mosaic of cultural historical natural and linguistic landscapes.
We reaffirm our inherent rights as elaborated in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and emphasize our right to adequate food, a fundamental right to be free from hunger and to define our food security and food sovereignty.
Food insecurity has already been recognised as a global problem affecting the entire planet, efforts done so far are crucial, but insufficient. We need to rethink the strategies of action. The years to come and this year in particular are the time to make progress on sustainable food. Pandemic and a number of important high-profile events 2020/2021 have already placed matters of food high on the international agenda. Significantly, the strengths of our traditional food practices gain increasing attention and offer empowering alternatives to existing systems which are sound, healthy, nutritious, ecologically sustainable, diversified and self-determined.