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UN CHIEF ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH TO TRANSFORM HARMFUL FOOD SYSTEMS

Press Conference by the Secretary-General on the occasion of the Seventy-second Session of the General Assembly
Press Conference by the Secretary-General on the occasion of the Seventy-second Session of the General Assembly

The United Nation chief António Guterres set out a new plan to transform the world’s food systems coinciding with the start of World Food Week which will culminate in a major summit, scheduled to take place in September next year.

In a message, Guterres highlighted the importance of food systems, and their impact on economies, environment and health.

He also mentioned that the coronavirus pandemic has brought the fragility of the world’s food supplies to the fore, with millions going hungry, at the same time, the climate crisis continues to inflict havoc on food security.

To address these issues, the Secretary-General is convening a Food Systems Summit next year to raise global awareness and spur actions to rethink food systems, so that they can play a more positive role in ending hunger, reducing diet-related disease, and help in the fight against climate change.