CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Non-State Actors Participation at the UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment
24-26 July FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
Deadline for application: 14 April 2023.
The deadline for this application has passed. Thank you for your interest in participating in the UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment.
The UN Food Systems Coordination Hub is pleased to invite representatives from Non-State Actors (NSA) organizations to express their interest in participating in the UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment. The event will take place in Rome, Italy, from 24 – 26 July 2023, at the premises of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It will be hosted by Italy, in collaboration with the Rome-based UN Agencies (FAO, IFAD, WFP), the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub, and the wider UN system.
Eligible participants should come from different organizations (e.g., Business & Industry; Children & Youth; Farmers; Indigenous Peoples; Local Authorities; Non-Governmental Organizations; Scientific & Technological Community; Women; Workers and Trade Unions) and with expertise in a range of disciplines and thematic fields directly related to food systems transformation.
The UN Secretary-General has committed in his Chair Summary and Statement of Action on the UN Food Systems Summit to convene “a global stocktaking meeting every two years to review progress in implementing the outcomes of this process and its contributions to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. This will be supported by the RBAs, the broader UN System, and partners.” The UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment will build on the momentum of the 2021 Food Systems Summit and will create a conducive space for countries and multiple stakeholders to review commitments to action that were made during the Summit, share stories of success and early signs of transformation, maintain the momentum for bold acceleration and bold action to further the resilience of food systems, advocate for their adaptation to climate change, ensure they contribute to communities’ resilience to further shocks and crises, and boost the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Application process and evaluation criteria of applications
NSA organizations interested in participating should fill-in the application template.
For your application to be appropriately assessed, please ensure all sections of the application form are completed. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. Only selected organizations will be notified of the results of the application process.
Applications will be evaluated towards a set of criteria including the following:
- The applicant has an accreditation status with ECOSOC, the Rome-Based UN Agencies (RBAs) i.e. FAO, IFAD and WFP, or other UN Agency Fund or Programme (UN AFPs)
- The applicant participated in the UN Food Systems Pre-summit in 2021
- The applicant is directly working on food systems themes, and their work is related to the Food Systems Summit follow up (e.g., a member of a Coalition, or a food systems alliance, etc.)
- The applicant is a partner of the Rome-Based UN Agencies (RBAs) i.e., FAO, IFAD and WFP, or other UN Agency Fund or Programme (UN AFPs)
- The applicant does not fall in one of the exclusionary areas of the UN Global Compact, the Rome-Based UN Agencies (RBAs) i.e. FAO, IFAD and WFP, or other UN Agency Fund or Programme (UN AFPs).
- The applicant is self-funded
The UN Food Systems Coordination Hub will manage the evaluation of applications in collaboration with the Executive Office of the Secretary-General and the UN Rome-based Agencies (FAO, IFAD, WFP).
The Hub seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity among applicants to best serve participants from all regions.
Due to space limitations, a number of the NSA representatives that will be selected for participation will be invited for in-person attendance, while virtual participation will be open for a larger number of NSAs.
- Selected applicants will be provided further information and will be responsible for all logistics arrangements related to their travel.
- Selected applicants will be invited to nominate a maximum of two individuals to participate in the event (in-person).
- Selected applicants will be responsible for visa arrangements and any other aspect related to travel to Italy.
The Organizing Committee of the Stocktaking Moment reserves the right to invite additional NSAs in the event.