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Food Systems Delivering Better Health

UNGA SIDE EVENT | 21 SEPTEMBER 2021 | TUESDAY

| 08:00-09:00 EST | 14:00-15:00 CST |

Host: WHO


Background:

In 2019 the UN Food Systems Summit was announced by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, as a part of the Decade of Action for delivery on the SDGs by 2030. The aim of the Summit is to deliver progress on all 17 of the SDGs through
a food systems approach, leveraging the interconnectedness of food systems to global challenges such as malnutrition, climate change, poverty, and inequality. The Food Systems Summit itself will be a completely virtual event on Thursday, 23 September
2021 during the UN General Assembly.

The UN Food Systems Summit Secretariat is looking to partners and UN agencies to realize the vision of a ‘Peoples Summit’ by fostering inclusion, interaction, and engagement through supporting momentum, building events and virtual activations
leading to the Summit.

As an UN Anchor Agency and member of the UN Taskforce of the UN Food Systems Summit, WHO is advancing its work under the 2030 SDG Agenda and Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) to support Member States towards healthy food system transformation.
This includes the release of guidance, information briefs, implementation frameworks and tools to scale up action and increase impact and provide a compass for healthy food system transformation.

About this event

Against the backdrop of the UN Food Systems Summit the World Health Organization is holding a virtual teaser event to pre-launch its six briefs on actions in the
food system to deliver better health and nutrition for all:

  • Public Food Procurement
  • Fiscal Policies
  • Regulating of Marketing to Children
  • Nutrition Labelling
  • Food Fortification
  • Food Product Reformulation

During the event WHO will introduce the six new briefs, as well as recent work on food safety, that aim to inform policy makers and their advisors on evidence-based interventions to make food systems healthier; and provide space for sharing of experiences
of different food system actors that are linked to this intervention package.

The short event aims to provide information to countries’ decision makers and food system actors on these evidence-based food system interventions while they are in the process of developing their national pathways for food system transformation and support
them to achieve the global nutrition and NCD targets by 2025, and the SDGs by 2030.

It will also demonstrate the link of the six promoted food systems actions to the aims and vision of the Healthy Diets Coalition to be launched at the Food Systems Summit.

Kindly note that the event is conducted in English language only.

 

https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/09/21/default-calendar/menu-for-action-food-systems-delivering-better-health