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Europe & Central Asia (ECA) Regional Preparatory Meeting of the 2023 Food Systems Stocktaking Moment

Hybrid Event, 28/03/2023

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The United Nations Food Systems Coordination Hub and the Issue-Based Coalition on Sustainable Food Systems are pleased to invite National Convenors to the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Food Systems Stocktaking Moment (STM), which will take 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 Action and Chair’s Summary to convene “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 will serve as a platform for the sharing of experiences, good practices, and lessons learned in national follow-up efforts from the Food Systems Summit including through the operationalization and implementation of their national pathways. Attending National Convenors and other stakeholders will be 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.