Programme for the 2023 UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment
The draft outline of the Stocktaking Moment Programme has been developed. An overall framing for the event lies around the narrative of “Sustainable Food Systems for People, Planet and Prosperity: Diverse pathways in a shared journey”. Starting from this idea, the event serves as a make-or-break moment to maintain and generate further momentum on action for food systems transformation in support of SDGs acceleration. To do that, the STM will focus on three objectives:
- Convene countries and stakeholders to review progress on the commitments to action that were made during the Food Systems Summit and identify successes, enduring bottlenecks and priorities in order to close the implementation gap by effectively and efficiently utilizing the Means of Implementation for food systems transformation;
- Socialize the powerful role of sustainable, equitable, healthy and resilient food systems as critical SDG accelerators among world leaders, national decision-makers and practitioners, and food systems actors;
- Advocate for urgent action at scale, building on the latest evidence that sustainable food systems contribute to better and more sustainable outcomes for people, planet and prosperity leaving no one behind, by sharing concrete cases of transformation action led by state and non-state actors;
By achieving these objectives, the STM will prove that Member States, Stakeholder, the UN and the global Food Systems Ecosystem of Support are "walking the talk of the Food Systems Summit."
The event will include a high-level opening segment, three high-level-sessions during the opening day, four plenary sessions, several leadership dialogues, special events and side events, as well as a high-level closing session. The high-level opening will see the participation of the UN Secretary-General, the Prime Minister of Italy and a group of select Heads of States and governments. The programme of the STM evolves around the following storyline and materializes through 3+1 streams of sessions as follows:
- Plenary Sessions (including the high-level opening and high-level-sessions)
- Leadership Dialogues
- Special Events
- Side events
Draft outline of the programme
Please note that this is a draft outline to guide further work and consultations for the finalization of the programme. The titles and timing of sessions are work in progress.