Open call to participate in an e-consultation on the draft "Guidance on strengthening national science-policy interfaces for agrifood systems," developed by the FAO Chief Scientist Office. Aligned with the FAO Science and Innovation Strategy, the guidance is intended to be a tool to facilitate reflection about advancing an SPI, its possible scope and mandate, and launch a learning process around SPIs. It could be considered at the country level in a process to strengthen existing, or establish new, agrifood system SPIs. Your feedback will help further elaborate and refine this draft guidance. Submit your comments by 8 May 2024.

At the 2024 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region, the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub, in collaboration with the UN Issue-based Coalition on Sustainable Food Systems, convened two pivotal events dedicated to advancing the transformation of food systems within Europe and Central Asia.

11 April, 15:00 - 16:30 CEST. Online.

Join the Peer-to-Peer Learning Forum on “Healthy Diets in Fragile Contexts,” hosted by the Coalition of Action on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems, focusing on enhancing nutritional outcomes in fragile settings. This event will unite global experts and stakeholders, present innovative research, and highlight successful country-level initiatives to foster collaboration towards stronger, nutrition-focused food systems. 

Reflections on our recent engagement at "The Montpellier Process - Pooling Collective Intelligence", which took place on the 19-20 March 2024 in Montpellier, France.
At the Arab Forum for Sustainable Development 2024, the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub, in collaboration with ESCWA, convened two meetings focused on advancing the transformation of food systems within the Arab region, engaging a broad spectrum of actors including National Convenors, experts, and representatives from civil society and international organizations.
Lebanon has recently introduced its national food systems transformation pathway, “Building Back Better: The Recovery of a Fragile Food System,” marking a significant milestone in the country's journey towards a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive food system. 
Discover key learnings from the 11th Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development (APFSD) on how food systems transformation can accelerate sustainable development and climate action in the region.  
Delve into the core focus areas of the Hub's Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), comprised of eminent scientists from around the world committed to leveraging credible, evidence-based solutions for advancing sustainable food systems. The SAC plays a vital role in advising both the Hub and the countries we support, addressing systemic challenges through four priority thematic areas and offering actionable strategies for sustainable food systems.
Security Council
UN Secretary-General urges global alignment of climate action and food systems transformation, highlighting the UNFSS+2 Stocktaking Moment and the Hub’s Convergence Initiative as crucial steps towards sustainable peace and security.
Join our side event at the 11th Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development (APFSD) where we will discover how food systems transformation can accelerate sustainable development and climate action in the Asia-Pacific region. 
Hub Happy Holidays

As 2023 comes to a close, we pause to reflect on our collective achievements, cherished partnerships, and shared commitment to transforming food systems for a sustainable future.

Mariam Almheiri

The UN Food Systems Coordination Hub collaborates with the COP28 Presidency to advance sustainable food systems and support national efforts towards the SDGs and Paris Agreement targets.

South Asian countries join together to empower and collaborate for sustainable agrifood systems transformation.
Youth Leadership
Are you an early career professional passionate about driving positive change in food systems? Join our exciting new leadership program designed to accelerate food systems solutions in the Global South. Apply before January 15, 2024, and be part of the next generation of food systems leaders!
Climate Action and Food Systems

National Convenors explore the crucial intersection of food systems transformation and climate action, providing valuable input for the development of a new Convergence Initiative.

COP28 declaration on agriculture, food and climate action
The COP28 Presidency has garnered support from 134 world leaders for its groundbreaking agriculture, food, and climate action declaration, accompanied by over USD$2.5 billion in funding for food security and climate change initiatives. This declaration, endorsed by countries representing over 5.7 billion people, emphasizes the vital role in transforming food systems to combat climate change, reduce emissions, and address global hunger, aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Second Commitee
At its seventy-eighth session, the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) of the General Assembly adopted multiple resolutions where Member States reaffirm the importance of the UN Food Systems Summit process and look forward to the upcoming UNFSS+4 Stocktaking in 2025.
Agrifood Innovation Finance Debate
Bringing together SMEs and investors, the Agrifood Innovation Finance Debate will explore the financing hurdles and opportunities for agrifood systems innovators looking to revolutionize local food systems across Africa and Asia.
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We turn our attention to Nepal's collaborative journey in localizing its national food systems transformation pathway across five municipalities, leveraging the Hub’s support. 

Science Festival 3
CIRAD, INRAE, IRD and France's Permanent Representation to the United Nations in Rome are co-organizing the third edition of the International Science Festival: agriculture - food - environment on November 22 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm.