Faith + Food Coalition Briefings to Engage UN Food Systems Work

How can faith-based organizations support efforts to transform global food systems and advance the work of ensuring food security?

These are central questions leading up to the UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment in Rome in July. In response, the Faith + Food Coalition has organized three online briefings to support faith-based organizations who are working to address these global challenges.

“Global Reflections on Faith and Food Systems: A Progress Review on the UN Food Systems Summit” will bring together the leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations, interfaith groups and key decision-makers within the UN system. The briefings will build on the work of the Coalition at the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, including the Interfaith Statement read at the Summit.

Monday, June 26
Policymakers and International Leaders Sharing Insights 
11 a.m. (New York) | 5 p.m. (Rome)

Thursday, July 13
Grassroots and Local Voices Leading the Change
8 a.m. (New York) | 2 p.m. (Rome)

Tuesday, July 25
Power of Faith Communities in Equitable, Resilient and Sustainable Food System Transformation
12 p.m. (New York) | 6 p.m. (Rome)

The three briefings will support the inclusion of faith communities and faith-based organizations in the UN’s preparation processes, including the regional preparatory meetings and Voluntary Progress Reports shared by countries as well as other efforts made towards the key recommendations and calls in the Interfaith statement.

The three online briefings are open to all via Zoom.

The UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment, which will take place in Rome, Italy from July 24-26, 2023, aims to build on the momentum of the 2021 Food Systems Summit and will create a conducive space for countries to review commitments to action that were made during the Summit, share success stories and early signs of transformation, maintain the momentum for bold acceleration and action to further the resilience of food systems, advocate for their adaptation to climate change, ensure they contribute to communities’ resilience to further shocks and crises, and boost the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.