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United Nations regional commissions launch guidance note on transforming food systems

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United Nations regional commissions launch guidance note on transforming food systems

This collaboration culminated in the launch of a joint policy brief titled “Transforming Food Systems” for the Food Systems Summit, which was held on September 23 in New York.

NEW YORK, United States of America, September 23, 2021 / APO Group / –

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the world’s vulnerabilities, including weaknesses in our food systems that exacerbate hunger, obesity, poverty, political instability and economic crises. To overcome common and regional challenges, the five United Nations regional commissions have worked together to design harmonized pathways and propose game changers capable of transforming food systems, reversing their current performance and improving their performance. results.

This collaboration culminated in the launch of a joint policy brief titled “Transforming Food Systems” for the Food Systems Summit, which was held on September 23 in New York. The note emphasizes the need to strengthen regional engagement in sharing lessons learned for sustainable transformation of food systems, leading to inclusive and resilient food systems that help ensure equitable livelihoods for all and a healthy and sustainable planet. .

Building on the momentum around the UNFSS, the Economic Commission for Africa is working closely with the regional commissions as well as with regional actors to mobilize and galvanize support for the implementation of the priorities identified for the transformation of African food systems.

This is done in the context of Agenda 2063, the CAADP Malabo Declaration, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and other continental frameworks that have the consensus of AU member states. .

The note highlights the challenges facing the regions of the world based on the results of the dialogues organized by the five United Nations regional commissions in their respective regions (Africa, Arab region, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean).

These dialogues generated momentum in support of national and independent dialogues and helped identify issues that require collaboration and partnerships between countries.

The Food Systems Summit marks a milestone to promote immediate action for healthier, more sustainable and inclusive food systems, and to advance progress on all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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