Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Regional Preparatory Meeting of the 2023 Food Systems Stocktaking Moment
Organized in collaboration with the Issue-Based Coalition on Sustainable Food Systems, the meeting took place on 28 March 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The United Nations Food Systems Coordination Hub and the Issue-Based Coalition on Sustainable Food Systems were pleased to invite National Convenors to the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Food Systems Stocktaking Moment (STM), which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on the 28th of March 2023, on the sidelines of the 2023 UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development.
At the end of the Food Systems Summit, the UN Secretary-General committed in his Statement of a global stock-taking meeting every two years to review progress in implementing the outcomes of this process and its contributions to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.. The first of these Food Systems Stock-taking moments (STM) will take place on 24-26 July 2023, Rome, Italy. The STM will give space to countries to report on progress made in the implementation of their national pathways and food systems transformation visions, maintain the momentum for acceleration and bold action signaling national ownership of the food systems agenda, and solidify the understanding of the role of food systems in achieving the SDGs, especially in the current food and cost-of-living crisis context.
The regional meeting for the Europe and Central Asia region, organized as a technical-level
workshop was designed to serve as a platform for the sharing of experiences, good practices, and lessons learned
in national follow-up efforts to the Food Systems Summit including through the operationalization
and implementation of their national pathways. Attending National Convenors and other
stakeholders were invited to identify priority actions and key messages for the Europe and Central
Asia region to be synthetized in the form of a short technical report. The
key messages will serve as the Europe and Central Asia region input for the planning of the 2023
Food Systems Stocktaking Moment.