UN Secretary-General's report highlights progress in global food systems transformation

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The United Nations has released the advanced unedited version of the Secretary General’s report titled "From Summits to Systemic Change: Progress in Food Systems Transformation Since UNFSS+2," in preparation for the 2024 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council from July 8 to 17, 2024, the HLPF aims to reinforce the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and address the eradication of poverty amidst multiple global crises.

About the report

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the progress made since the 2023 UN Food Systems Summit+2 (UNFSS+2) – Stocktaking Moment. It highlights the UN Secretary-General’s Call to Action for Accelerated Food Systems Transformation, emphasizing the international community's collective ambition, determination, and vision to achieve zero hunger, food security, and improved nutrition.

Significant advancements in specific tracks of food systems transformation are noted, showing how innovative initiatives and partnerships have become crucial drivers of change. These developments are setting the stage for the upcoming Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+4) in 2025, where further accelerated actions will be advocated to meet these ambitious goals.

The report underlines the importance of continued global cooperation and the vital role of advocates in pushing for sustainable, resilient, and innovative solutions to transform food systems, ensuring a sustainable future for all. Read the report here.