Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit
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Please review the details below for registration information if available or contact the Convenor if you would like to attend.
The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has described the right to food as: “The right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, has physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement.”
Yet many people are left behind with no adequate access to food; approximately 840 million go hungry to bed and an estimated 3 billion people cannot afford a healthy nutritious diet. With the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, livelihoods have been compromised and affordability of healthy, nutritious diets is likely to become an even bigger issue as prior to the crisis.
It is more important than ever to initiate a dialogue on (i) the major barriers to make healthy diets affordable, accessible, and adequate for everyone, (ii) the levers and strategies to overcome these barriers and eventually drive action individually, (iii) the role and the responsibility of the different stakeholders in ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all and collectively move towards the 2030 SDGs.
This online dialogue will specifically explore the Food–Health–Environment-Social-and Economic Nexus and its implications for all relevant stakeholders. Thus, it aims to provide relevant information to the UN FSS road map.
Format: The online invitation-only dialogue will be held via a Zoom Meeting and use breakout rooms among participants to allow for smaller groups to hold conversations with a rapporteur and facilitator dedicated to each room. You will see participants from academia, NGOs, private sector and the UN leaders convened together.