UNFSS 2021-A 'People's Summit and a 'Solutions Summit'
“Transforming food systems is crucial for delivering all of the Sustainable Development Goals.”
Our global food system is far from working for all people and the planet. As such, the U.N. Secretary-General called for the first-ever U.N. Food System Summit.
The Summit will deliver bold new commitments, actions, and solutions towards sustainable and equitable food systems. The aim is to brings those not normally represented – especially women, youth, and indigenous peoples, into global and national Dialogues in order to identify and work together on agreed pathways towards food system change.
The Summit is structured around Five Action Tracks, each with multiple Action Areas that brings together diverse stakeholders through Solution Clusters. Essentially, a Cluster is a set of solutions, actions, and evidence-based approaches that will evolve into a coalition and operate at both national and global levels.
“Women need to be at the table and heard.”
Five Action Tracks
Ensure Access to Safe and Nutritious Food For All
Sustainable Consumption Patterns
Nature Positive Production
Build Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks, and Stress
What You Need to Know
- Sign-ups to Solution Cluster Working Groups can be found on the UN FSS Community Platform.
- The UN Food Systems Dialogue Gateway
- Convenor Reference Manual for U.N. Food System Summit Dialogues
- Support the Good Food For All Campaign!
MNF is shining a spotlight on women's empowerment and nutrition within the
UN Food System Summit processes.
We are working with governments, donors, UN agencies, researchers, experts, implementers, and civil society on Solution Clusters and Coalitions:
- Women’s Empowerment, Nutrition, and Leadership
- Anemia Alliance
- Micronutrient Data Alliance
Given the millions of women working in subsistence farming or in other aspects of the food value chain, the U.N. Food Systems Summit provides a unique chance to invest in women’s resilience, empowerment, and economic prospects.
Watch Executive Director, Saskia Osendarp, share her Statement on the U.N. Food Systems Summit in the below video.
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (2021) Staple Food Fortification: A Commitment Guide for the UN Food System Summit and Tokyo’s Nutrition for Growth Summit
World Health Organisation (2020) Mobilizing Ambitious and Impactful Commitments for Mainstreaming Nutrition in Health Systems