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Country Leaders Roundtable in preparation for the UN Food System Summit 2021

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06 July 2021, China: In September 2021, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will convene the Food Systems Summit to identify actions to be taken over for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to 2030.

The Conference will launch new initiatives and actions that are bolder and stronger on the process of realizing all 17 SDGs, each of which has a certain degree of dependence on the Food Systems is healthier, more sustainable and more equitable. These new approaches require collaboration and non-traditional innovation to create changes that are both systemic and regional at the national and local levels.

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The Food Action Alliance, in collaboration with the One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Program (OPN SFSP), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Food and Land Use (FOLU), along with many other key partners, will host a meeting of senior Public-Private-Private Leaders (PPP) leaders to support national dialogues and develop an action plan towards the Summit on the Food Systems in September.

The meeting is organized to mobilize pioneering countries and commit to implementing national initiatives on the Food Systems, agreeing with the goals of the United Nations Food Safety System in order to realize the Agenda for the year 2030.

The conference is held in 2 sessions. Session 1 was the National Leadership Roundtable in preparation for the United Nations Food System Summit 2021.

At the conference, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Le Minh Hoan said: The Vietnamese Government is deeply aware of the need for close coordination between countries and actors in the Food system to create revolutionary, sustainable and far-reaching changes in the whole system. Vietnam has made efforts in recent years to come up with new policies to attract business investment, build value chain linkages, thereby increasing the application of science and technology to restructure the agricultural industry in the direction of raising added value and sustainable economic, social and environmental development. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has pioneered the establishment of the Public-Private Partnership Program for Sustainable Agriculture in Vietnam (PSAV) within the framework of the World Economic Forum, focusing on connecting industry actors to share experiences, jointly develop the value chain of key agricultural products of Vietnam.

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