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Introducing the 2023 UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment

The 2023 UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment 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.

Food Systems Summit

Background on the Stocktaking Moment

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.”

Purpose of the Stocktaking Moment

The 2023 UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment will build on the momentum of the 2021 Food Systems Summit and will create a conducive space for countries 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). 

For more information, read Note to Correspondents: Stage set in Italy to take stock on progress towards the transformation of food systems across world at critical half-way point of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030.

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The Executive Office of the Secretary-General has distributed an Information Note to all Permanent Representatives of Member States and Permanent Observers to the United Nations in New York.  The Information Note provides an update on the main aspects of the 2023 United Nations Food Systems Stocktaking Moment. 

Information Note on STM

Participation in the Stocktaking Moment 

Country Template
Template for Voluntary Progress Report on Food Systems Transformation in Countries

As per several requests from countries, the Hub has developed a template that can be used on a voluntary basis by countries in order to systematize their preparations for the 1st Food Systems Stocktaking Moment.  This template seeks to serve a voluntary effort and does not imply any mandatory reporting request in relation to the Stocktaking Moment.

Please note that this template should be used by countries to present their overall journey on implementing food systems transformation. An additional template for countries that would like to present stories /good practices of food systems transformation is also available.

This template is designed to facilitate submission of inputs by national governments. The Hub encourages the National Food Systems Convenors (or other food systems focal points in the absence of a Convenor), to submit one document per country that summarizes inputs from all Government Agencies, other public institutions as well as stakeholders and other food systems actors.

The deadline to submit has been extended to Friday 19 May 2023.

Download the template: العربية | 中文 | English Français | Русский | Español 


Template for Stories / Good Practices on Food Systems Transformation

Several Countries, UN Agencies, Coalitions, Stakeholders and other actors of the Food Systems Ecosystem of Support have achieved important milestones on food systems transformation. To document these milestones and successes, the Hub will compile a compendium of best practices on food systems transformation. The template is designed to be used by any type of public or private entity (government, academic institutions, coalitions, UN Agencies, international organizations, stakeholder organizations, civil society, etc.)  that can share a concrete best practice on food systems transformation. Each entity can submit multiple best practices.

The Hub would appreciate to receive the submissions by Friday 5 May 2023.

Download the template here.

Good Practices
Stakeholder Input
Call for stakeholder input for the UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment

In preparation for the Stocktaking Moment in July 2023, the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub is inviting stakeholders (organizations of Youth, Indigenous Peoples, Private Sector, Women, Producers, etc.) to complete a survey capturing their journey to the Stocktaking Moment (STM) and what they have been doing to implement or support food systems transformations. 

Deadline to apply is 19 May 2023. This survey is now closed.

Guidelines and application are available here.


The UN Food Systems Coordination Hub is pleased to invite applications for exhibition booths at the 1st UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment, taking place at FAO’s Headquarters in Rome, from 24-26 July, 2023. 

Deadline to apply is Friday 26 May 2023.

Guidelines and application available here.

Call to Apply for Exhibition Booths
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Non-State Actors (NSA) Participation at the Food Systems 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 1st UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment. Eligible participants should come from different organizations and with expertise in a range of disciplines and thematic fields directly related to food systems transformation.

Deadline to apply is Friday 14 April 2023. This application is now closed.

Guidelines and application available here.

Call for Side Events for the 2023 Stocktaking Moment

The UN Food Systems Coordination Hub is pleased to invite applications for side events that will be convened in situ and virtually over the three days of the 1st UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment (24-26 July 2023).

Deadline to apply is Friday 28 April 2023. This application is now closed.

Guidelines and application are available here.

Side Event